Shot carjacking victim expected to survive

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – News 13 is learning more about Monday’s carjacking that left the victim shot.

That man told police 19-year-old Alexander Silva pulled a gun on him near Unser and I-40 Monday demanding his SUV then shot him in the leg and took off in the vehicle.

Silva and 23-year-old Anthony Chavez, were arrested driving the stolen vehicle near Central and Unser.

According to the criminal complaint, Silva claims he didn’t mean to fire his gun.

He’s facing several charges including aggravated robbery and battery.

Chavez is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The victim is expected to survive. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s