RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The New Mexico State Police have arrested a Capitan man on charges of shooting at cars on I-25 in Sandoval County.
On March 10, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate a shooting on Interstate-25 between Albuquerque and Santo Domingo, according to a State Police press release. A victim reported being involved in a road-rage incident in which his or her vehicle had been shot at near mile marker 248 the previous day.
Through investigation and witness statements, State Police agents were able to get a description of the suspect and the vehicle license plate involved. They traced it back to Gunner Johnson, 44, of Capitan, according to the release.
Agents located Johnson, who admitted to being in Sandoval County numerous times over the last few months, including being in a road-rage incident March 9.
During the investigation, State Police agents also learned that since January, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bernalillo Police Department have all taken similar reports of vehicles possibly being shot at on I-25 between mile post 242 and La Bajada Hill.