Man accused of throwing donut, shooting at car in road rage incident

Juan Rey Candelaria
Juan Rey Candelaria

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A road rage incident in Albuquerque escalated when the suspect pulled out a gun and a donut.

Juan Rey Candelaria, 47, told police he was driving in the South Valley when another car started to tailgate him. According to the criminal complaint, Candelaria got mad and slammed on his brakes, then both drivers got out and started arguing.

Police say Candelaria then threw a donut at the other car, then pulled out a gun and fired a round at the car. Candelaria told police he later dumped the gun inside a trash can.

He’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other charges. 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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