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BCSO arrests second teen in deadly shooting at party

Timothy Malek (BCSO)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second teenager suspected in a shooting that killed one and injured two others at a South Valley party late last month.

Timothy Malek, 17, is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and shooting at a dwelling.

His arrest comes a week and a half after that of another 17-year-old, Angel Grado. Grado is charged with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence and was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.

Deputies say the two men shot and killed 20-year-old Isaiah Villanueva and shot and injured 18-year-old Adelina Aragon and 20-year-old Samuel Garcia during a fight at a party.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Children’s Court, in the early morning hours of June 27, deputies were called to the 200 block of Quetzal SW for reports of a shooting with multiple victims.

When they arrived they found Villanueva dead and the two others injured.

After interviewing the young adults and teens at the party, detectives learned Grado and Malek had argued with another group. At one point someone saw Villanueva and Grado punch or push each other.

Then, the partygoers said, they heard shots being fired from two different guns.

Some said they saw the men continue to shoot as they sped away, according to the affidavit.

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