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APD detectives arrest suspect in overnight death

Homicide arrest
January 13, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives arrested a man this morning and charged him for intentionally running over a man with his truck during a dispute overnight at a West Side dog park.

Christpher Facey, 33, was arrested today around 8 a.m. at a home located at 10244 Shawna Ct., N.W.

Homicide detectives determined Facey was with a woman late Friday in the parking lot of a dog park located at 5700 Bogart St., N.W. He was in a relationship with the woman, who is married, and they had met at the park. They were sitting in his black Nissan Titan truck when her husband, Guadalupe Maldonado drove up with his friend and confronted the woman.

The woman said she told Facey to leave, but Maldonado stepped in front of the truck. Facey accelerated and struck Maldonado, running over him with the truck.

The woman said she and the other man who arrived with Maldonado picked up Maldonado’s body and put him in her truck, and drove him to an urgent care facility on Coors Blvd. Doctors declared Maldonado to be deceased shortly before midnight.

The woman said Facey drove away from the scene in his truck.

Facey is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, accident involving death, and homicide by vehicle.