Farmington woman arrested in connection to Bloomfield shooting

Steve Garrison
The Daily Times

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Lucero and Burton fought over a parking spot. The story has been corrected to reflect the fact that police determined the two fought in the parking lot over an unknown issue.

FARMINGTON — Bloomfield police detectives have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of shooting of a man outside a Bloomfield grocery store on Monday evening.

Bloomfield police Chief Randy Foster said Tuesday that detectives arrested Charmaine Lucero, of Farmington, in connection to the nonfatal shooting.

Foster said his department referred charges to the San Juan County District Attorney's Office for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of child abuse, among other lesser offenses.

The victim, Cameron Burton, 26, was transported on Monday night to San Juan Regional Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Hospital spokesman Haroon Ahmad said Tuesday morning that Burton was treated and released.

Bloomfield police officers were dispatched at approximately 8 p.m. Monday to Farmers Market, 401 W. Broadway Ave. in Bloomfield, after receiving reports of a shooting.

Foster said Burton was shot in the face. He said the bullet entered his cheek and exited from the ear.

After the shooting, Bloomfield officers and San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputies canvassed the area and located witnesses, the suspect's vehicle and Lucero, according to a press release.

“Our detectives were working all night,” Foster said.

Police determined Lucero and Burton had fought in the parking lot over an unknown issue before the shooting, Foster said.

Lucero had two children, a 17-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, in her vehicle at the time of the incident, Foster said.

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