Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Arrested In Slaying.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Lynn Tefft Melton Journal Staff Writer

Gun Used Reportedly Belonged To Friend of Shooting Victim

A man accused in a deadly shooting in the Northeast Heights on Thursday allegedly used a gun belonging to one of the victim's friends, and then he fled to be alone with his grandmother, court records say.

Brandon Brotherton, 20, of 130 Altez NE Apt. D was booked late Thursday on a murder charge in connection with the death of Antonio De Vargas, 27, of Albuquerque. Brotherton was being held in the Bernalillo County Detention Center Friday in lieu of $180,000 bond.

Randy Goford, 39, of Los Lunas suffered minor injuries in the shooting and was treated at the scene Thursday night. …

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