Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

16-year old boy and a woman shot and killed by landlord in Sante Fe

In an apparent landlord-tenant dispute over rent payments, the landlord, Arthur Anaya, entered the home and opened fire, killing a 16-year old boy living there and fatally injuring an adult woman living there, and forcing the woman's 17-year old daughter at gunpoint to help him move the bodies.

From the article:
An arrest warrant for Arthur "Arturo" Anaya of Santa Fe was issued on two counts of murder after Theresa Vigil, 51, and her daughter's boyfriend, 16-year-old Austin Urban, were shot dead Monday, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. 
The two victims lived in a mobile home on Anaya's land in Santa Fe, along with Vigil's 17-year-old daughter Natalie, according to the newspaper. 
Anaya, 54, is accused of arguing with Vigil on the phone about rent she owed before walking to the mobile home armed with a handgun, the arrest warrant states. 
He then allegedly punched Vigil and her daughter in the face, before shooting Austin in the mouth. He then shot Vigil in the forehead, according to the police document. 
After the shooting, Anaya reportedly told Natalie to put the bodies of her mom and boyfriend in the trunk of her car and threatened to shoot her when she argued that they were still alive. 
Natalie eventually persuaded Anaya to let her take her mother to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her boyfriend was reportedly left at the scene, and Anaya fled. 
Anaya, who previously was convicted of numerous crimes, including assault, false imprisonment and armed robbery, is described as having graying hair and brown eyes and is around 5-foot-6. 

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Anaya is currently on the run.

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