Police still searching for suspect in Wednesday shootings

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FARMINGTON — Numerous bullet holes were found in an SUV allegedly shot at by a homicide suspect as authorities continue to search for the suspect.

Pedro "Peter" Lucero, 41, of Albuquerque is accused of shooting two women in an SUV around 12:58 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of South Bowen Avenue, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Francine Delgado, 24, was shot in the back. She died from her injuries after she was taken to the San Juan Regional Medical Center emergency room.

Rebecca Jacquez, 28, was shot in the buttock, and later was treated at the ER and discharged.

Lucero's arrest warrant affidavit offers new details on the alleged events leading to the shootings.

Detectives observed numerous "circular defects" on or around the rear bumper of the black Chevy SUV they believe were caused by bullet projectiles. Two holes were found in the hatchback of the SUV.

The rear windshield was missing, and glass shards were found on the window seal and bumper.

Detectives also found multiple spent casings in the road in the 1100 block of South Bowen Avenue.

A bullet projectile also was found in the driveway outside the ER. A review of video footage led detectives to conclude it fell out of the SUV when Delgado was taken to the ER.

The shootings were preceded by a domestic dispute that occurred around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday between a female occupant of the black SUV and Miguel "Mikey" Hernandez, 27, according to the affidavit. Police are looking for Hernandez as a person of interest and believe he was with Lucero when the alleged incident occurred.

Lucero and Hernandez have not been located, according to Farmington Police Department spokesperson Georgette Allen.

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The domestic dispute occurred at the address where the shooting later occurred and was regarding child care, the affidavit states.

Lucero, 41, has been charged with murder in the first degree, a second-degree felony for allegedly shooting Jacquez and a fourth-degree felony for allegedly possessing a handgun as a felon, according to the criminal complaint.

Detectives spoke to a woman who provided several different accounts of the events regarding the shooting. The woman said she was intoxicated during the incident, according to the affidavit.

She told police an SUV occupied by six people, including her, Jacquez and Delgado, drove to the residence in the 1100 block of South Bowen Avenue.

A male in the vehicle who allegedly wanted to fight Hernandez got out of the vehicle and went inside the residence, according to the affidavit. The witness said the male then exited the residence and got in the vehicle, and they started to drive away.

The witness heard gunshots then and told police she turned around and saw Lucero holding a gun in his hand.

Jacquez did not initially go to the ER but later sought medical attention around 1:46 a.m., according to the affidavit.

Lucero has felony convictions, including trafficking controlled substances, receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

He also has a felony warrant for breaking and entering and a federal probation violation warrant related to methamphetamine trafficking, according to a Farmington police press release.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the locations of Hernandez or Lucero 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 jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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