Man receives 7 year sentence for shooting, police chase

Fabian Romero
Fabian Romero

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of pulling a gun on a couple and leading police on a chase through the South Valley has taken a plea deal.

Police say the now 27-year-old Fabian Romero pulled a gun on a couple on I-25 last August, then fired a shot at them as they exited the freeway.

Police caught up with Romero in the South Valley, where they say he ditched the SUV and hid in a backyard shed.

In court Thursday, Romero pled no contest to those charges and charges stemming from another case.

A judge sentenced him to seven years behind bars. Romero is already serving time for a probation violation. 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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