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Father charged in shooting at son’s home

Elias Marez, 60 (MDC)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police arrested a man after they say a dispute ended with him shooting at his son outside a southwest Albuquerque home on Tuesday evening.

Elias Marez, 60, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and shooting at a dwelling or occupied building, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.

Officers responded to the area of 82nd and Sage SW, around 5 p.m., after Michael Marez reported his father was shooting at his home, according to police.

Michael Marez told police his father showed up to his house intoxicated and “trying to start a fight,” claiming his son owed him $25,000 for “getting his mother pregnant” and “being his dad.”

His father pulled out a knife and threatened him with it before Marez was able to knock the knife out of his hand, according to the complaint.

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Police say that’s when Elias Marez left, telling his son he would “return with his gun.”

A neighbor told police he was putting up Christmas lights with family when heard gunfire and came outside to see Marez shooting at the home while yelling “come on mother(expletive) let’s do this.”

Police say Michael Marez armed himself with a pistol, shot one round into the air “out of fear,” and his father left.

Police found Elias Marez leaving the scene, with a rifle and at least one shell casing in his truck.

During questioning, Elias Marez denied shooting at his son and told police he didn’t remember the altercation at all.


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