Murder suspect shot, killed by law enforcement in Arizona

Noel Lyn Smith
Farmington Daily Times
Pedro Lucero

FARMINGTON — A man accused of murder in connection to a shooting last week in Farmington was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in Arizona.

The Farmington Police Department stated today that suspect Pedro Lucero was shot and killed during an arrest attempt Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in Mesa, Arizona.

Lucero, 42, of Albuquerque, was accused of shooting Francine Delgado and Rebecca Jacquez on Aug. 1 in the 1100 block of South Bowen Avenue in Farmington.

Delgado, 24, was shot in the back and died from her injuries after she was taken to the San Juan Regional Medical Center emergency room, according to The Farmington Daily Times archives.

Jacquez, 28, was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was discharged from the hospital.

A press release from the police department states Lucero was located in Mesa, Arizona, on Tuesday by U.S. Marshals Service after the agency received information from police detectives.

The release states that Lucero's location was obtained through a "ping warrant" to get data from his cell phone.

According to a release from U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix, an agency task force tracked Lucero to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, where he attempted to avoid capture.

Pedro Lucero

An officer-involved shooting occurred during the arrest attempt. Lucero was shot and killed by task force members, according to the release.

No officers were injured and the FBI is continuing to investigate the incident, the agency reported.

Lucero was charged with murder in the first degree as well as one count of shooting from a motor vehicle and one count of possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, according to court records.

An arrest warrant for Lucero was filed on Aug. 2 in Farmington Magistrate Court.

Detectives for the Farmington Police Department are still looking for Miguel "Mikey" Hernandez, 27, of Farmingon, as a person of interest in the Aug. 1 shooting.

Anyone with information about the location of Hernandez is asked to call local law enforcement.