ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A couple family members close to the man accused of shooting four women on Friday are pleading with him to turn himself in. Marcos Delgado has been on the run since Friday, sparking a massive manhunt. Police have already enlisted the help of local and federal law enforcement.
“I would rather see my father alive, than dead,” said Delgado’s daughter, Latisha Montoya. “APD could get him and I don’t know the situation, you know, what will happen, but it’s possible he won’t surrender.”
She and her mother, Valerie Montoya, Delgado’s ex-wife, are still coming to terms with what Delgado did on Friday.
“I was actually devastated and I couldn’t believe what happened,” said Valerie Montoya.
On Sunday, more than a dozen bullet holes covered the back door of the auto-detailing shop near Candelaria and Vassar. That’s where police said Delgado starting shooting Friday afternoon.
He’s accused of killing Anna Vigil out of jealousy and injuring three other women and a dog. The two believe he did it, but they’re still shocked the same man they love was capable of this horrific act. According to police, Vigil’s new boyfriend was leaning into her window talking to her when Delgado showed up. Yet, Latisha Montoya and Valerie Montyoa believe there was more to it than that.
“I think seeing them together, probably, is what triggered him because, at some point, you can only take so much and I think that’s what it was,” Latisha Montoya explained.
Latisha Montoya and Valerie Montoya said they haven’t spoken to Delgado since the shooting and don’t know where he is. Yet, the mother and daughter both said they love and support Delgado, no matter what his crime.
“We just want him to surrender and we want him to know that we love him and that we’re behind him 100 percent. His kids need him. Do the right thing,” Valerie Montoya said.
Police said one woman shot Friday was released from the hospital Saturday night. Two others were still in the hospital listed in stable condition Sunday.
Delgado is still considered armed and dangerous. Police say if you see him, do not approach him. Call police immediately.