Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Confesses in Mom's Day Fight.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Man Tells Police He Fired Fatal Shot

A Santa Fe man has admitted fatally shooting a 16-year-old with a .22-caliber rifle during a Mother's Day confrontation between two groups of teens, according to Santa Fe police.

Phillip Herrera, 19, also has told police that he shot Anthony Jaramillo, 16, in the chest only because Jaramillo was about to smash one of his friends in the head with a rock, court records state.

"I'm going to tell you something, my little brother had nothing to do with it," Herrera told police, according to the probable cause statement for his arrest. "I'm the one that did it, I shot the guy. …

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