Alleged accomplice charged in Bloomfield Farmers Market shooting

Staff Writer

AZTEC — A second woman is being sought on a warrant in connection to the Feb. 9 shooting of a 26-year-old man outside the Farmers Market in Bloomfield.

Teresa Vance, 25, of Bloomfield, was charged Thursday in Aztec Magistrate Court as an accessory to shooting at a motor vehicle, causing great bodily harm, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She was also charged with false imprisonment and harboring or aiding a felon.

Bloomfield police Chief Randy Foster said that Vance was still at-large as of Monday afternoon. Her bond was set at $50,000, according to court records.

According to the arrest warrant, Vance is accused of serving as the getaway driver for co-defendant Charmaine Lucero in the shooting of Cameron Burton at the Farmers Market, 401 W. Broadway Ave. in Bloomfield.

Vance and Lucero, 25, were grocery shopping with Vance's 3-year-old son and a 17-year-old girl on the evening of Feb. 9, the warrant states, when they claim Burton and his wife gave them "dirty looks."

After exiting the store, the women got into an argument with Burton in the store's parking lot, according to the warrant.

Vance allegedly pulled her vehicle behind Burton's vehicle and kept him from leaving the lot, the warrant states.

Lucero, a passenger in the vehicle, then allegedly shot Burton in the face, according to the warrant.

Burton was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center for treatment and was released the next day. The women fled the scene, according to the warrant.

They were later arrested at Vance's residence at 33 County Road 5060, according to the warrant.

Vance told police that Burton punched a passenger side window during the argument in the parking lot, but admitted he did not threaten them with a weapon, according to the warrant.

A court date has not yet been scheduled for Vance, according to court records.

Foster said the 17-year-old girl was charged in juvenile court with the same offenses as Vance.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and Follow him on Twitter @SteveGarrisonDT on Twitter.