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Cousins charged in gunfight outside funeral home

Geno Walters (MDC)

Keon Harris (MDC)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two cousins are accused of opening fire on each other during a duel outside a funeral home last Friday, leaving a bullet in one man’s butt and sending family members fleeing through the parking lot.

Keon Harris and Geno Walters, both 27, are charged with dueling and several other felonies including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and shooting at an occupied dwelling.

Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said Harris surrendered peacefully to detectives at a home in Southeast Albuquerque Wednesday. Police found a .45 caliber pistol during a search. Walters has a warrant out for his arrest.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court:

Officers responded around 10 a.m. to a shooting in the parking lot of Daniels Funeral Home on Coal SE near Interstate 25. The spray of bullets went through several vehicles, at least one home and left one man in the hospital after he was shot in the butt.

Family members told police they were gathered in the parking lot before a funeral when Harris and Walters got into an argument that ended with both men shooting at each other.

The man who was injured told police he was sitting in his vehicle when he heard gunfire and got out of the car to “see what was happening” and was “struck in the buttocks.” Another man was inside a nearby home when a bullet went into the home, hitting him with glass debris.

The security camera video showed Harris and Walters “walk to the parking lot and both engage in a duel with deadly weapons” The video led police to believe it was Walters bullets that struck several vehicles, house and man’s butt.

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