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APD investigating shootings at the homes of elected leaders

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives are investigating three recent shootings at the homes of local elected leaders.


Nobody was injured in the shootings, which resulted in damage to all three homes. Detectives are working to determine whether the shootings are related.


“Our detectives have collected evidence from all three homes and we are working as quickly as possible with federal partners to analyze the evidence,” APD Chief Harold Medina said. “I have spoken with Commissioners Barboa and O’Malley, and Senator Lopez to assure them this investigation is a top priority.”


The first shooting occurred Dec. 4, 2022, at the home of Bernalillo County Commissioner Adriann Barboa in Southeast Albuquerque. Someone shot 8 rounds at 4:41 p.m. at Commissioner Barboa’s home.


The second shooting occurred Dec. 11, 2022 at the home of then-Bernalillo Commissioner Debbie O’Malley in the North Valley. More than a dozen gunshot impacts were identified on walls and the house.


The third shooting occurred Jan. 3, 2023, at the home of State Sen. Linda Lopez in Southwest Albuquerque. At least eight shots were fired at her home after Midnight.


Mayor Tim Keller said the shootings are particularly disturbing and are a high priority for law enforcement. “These shootings are serious crimes, regardless of whether anyone was injured,” Mayor Keller said.  “I stand with these community leaders and encourage anyone who may have information to help by reporting details to APD immediately.”


Anyone with information about any of the three shootings is asked to call police at 505-242-COPS or Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP.