Friends, family honors Albuquerque teen killed in crash caused by car thieves

Shaylee Boling vigil

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The community came together to mourn the loss of a Sandia High School freshman.

Friends and family gathered Wednesday night at the First Christian Church near Eubank and Montgomery for Shaylee Boling’s memorial.

Police say two suspected car thieves slammed a stolen van into her family’s car last week, killing the 14-year-old.

Elexus Groves, 21, was arrested for Boling’s murder last week. Her alleged accomplice, Paul Garcia, is still on the run. 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.

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