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Man charged with attempted murders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man faces two attempted murder charges, among others, after he allegedly kidnapped and beat his ex-girlfriend, and fired gunshots at two teenagers who saw the woman in distress, according to a criminal complaint filed in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

On June 18 around noon, two 15-year-old girls called police saying they were driving near Central and San Mateo when they saw a woman whose face was bleeding and looked afraid in the car next to them, the complaint states.

The man in the car started swearing at them and then fired two shots from a handgun at them, then fired two more into the air.

Around 1:30 p.m., the girlfriend called 911 saying she needed help, and Albuquerque police found her and her ex-boyfriend – identified as 22-year-old Ronald Johnson – near Central and Pennsylvania.

The victim told police Johnson had held her at gunpoint for hours, and had shot at the girls, the complaint states.

She also told police he had wrecked the car they had been driving in at the state fairgrounds.

Johnson was arrested that day on assault charges, but was charged with attempted murder Friday after the girls picked him out of a photo lineup. He is in the county jail on $100,000 cash-only bail.


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