Farmington police searching for murder suspect
Suspect could be in Albuquerque area or en route to Mexico
- Pedro "Peter" Lucero, has been charged with an open count of murder in the first degree, shooting from a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.
- Lucero allegedly fired multiple rounds at the back of a SUV with multiple occupants, including Rebecaa Jacquez and Francine Delgado.
- Delgado died from her injuries after being dropped off at hospital emergency room.
FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department says the suspect it is seeking in connection with a shooting early Wednesday could be here or fleeing to Mexico.
Pedro "Peter" Lucero of Albuquerque is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Francine Delgado in the lower back and shooting 28-year-old Rebecca Jacquez, around 12:58 a.m. Wednesday on the 1100 block of South Bowen Avenue.
The detectives believe Lucero fired multiple rounds at the back of an SUV that had multiple occupants, including Jacquez and Delgado.
Lucero, 41, has been charged with an open count of murder in the first degree, a second-degree felony count of shooting from a motor vehicle and a fourth-degree felony count of possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.
Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of South Bowen Avenue early Wednesday on a report of shots fired, police said in the release.
Three minutes after the report of shots fired, at 1:01 a.m., Delgado was dropped off at the San Juan Regional Medical Center emergency room with a gunshot wound. She later died from her injuries. The emergency room security staff notified police.
Jacquez was dropped off around 1:46 a.m. at the ER with a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound to her buttock. She was treated and discharged from the hospital.
Farmington police have not released specific details regarding the incident, as it remains under investigation.
Lucero also has a federal probation violation warrant for charges of alleged methamphetamine trafficking, along with a felony warrant for breaking and entering, pending in Bernalillo Metro Court, according to the press release.
The press release states Lucero could be in Farmington, but he also could be in the Albuquerque area and en route to Mexico.
Lucero has felony convictions including receiving or transferring stolen property, trafficking controlled substances, possession of a controlled substance and receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicle, according to court records.
Police are also looking for Miguel "Mikey" Hernandez, 27, of Farmington, as a person of interest. Police believe he was with Lucero when the alleged incident occurred.
Anyone with information regarding the incident or the locations of Lucero or Hernandez is asked to call nonemergency dispatch at 505-334-6622.
Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.