ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A dangerous man is off the streets after police nab him for murder and then he admits to another crime.
Police said a tip and the confession of 24-year-old Reynaldo Marquez solved that murder and another shooting that nearly killed someone else.
“We’re wrapping a couple of major crimes up because of his capture,” Officer Simon Drobik said.
Early Wednesday morning, gunshots rang out near Central and Dallas. There, police found Corey Givens shot to death.
According to a criminal complaint, detectives traced his phone history to a woman who police said gave up Marquez.
“Our homicide and robbery detectives are good,” Drobik said. “When they do interviews they get a lot of information,”
The woman told police Givens head butted her over a botched drug deal and that Marquez then opened fire multiple times.
“During the course of that arrest, his information led us to investigate the robbery that happened at 11th and Lomas,” Drobik added.
Back in December, a clerk at a 7-11 was shot during an armed robbery. He nearly died.
“It seems like this guy wanted to tell us what happened.”
Marquez fessed up. The store’s surveillance system showed him in the store wearing a hoodie and bandana. Police said he and two others cased the place before Marquez went inside and pulled the trigger when the clerk rushed him.
“He is a dangerous individual, dealing narcotics on our streets of Albuquerque, responsible for robberies, ultimately responsible for a homicide,” Drobik said. “He’s in custody at this time and off the streets.”
Investigators said on the night of the 7-11 robbery Marquez and the others were going to hit a laundromat but it was closed.
Online court records show Marquez has a long rap sheet. He’s been convicted of aggravated battery and has pending drug and vehicle theft charges.
Raymond Castillo was also arrested in the 7-11 robbery. Police said he was the getaway driver.