The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday arrested Raymond Alberico, 26, in connection with Monday’s road rage shooting in southwest Santa Fe.
The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Monday when a truck driven by a 44-year-old man and a car driven by Alberico nearly collided on Paseo Mel Senaida off of Rufina Street. The two men, who do not know each other, exchanged words, according to police, and Alberico then shot toward the man twice — one bullet hit the man in the lower leg and the other hit the victim’s truck, which had two teenage boys inside.
The victim, whose name was not being released, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center where he was treated for non life threatening injuries.
Alberico was arrested Wednesday night, according to a statement released by Capt. Ken Johnson, after investigators received tips about Alberico being the shooting suspect.
He is being held in the Santa Fe County jail without bond, according to the jail website. Alberico is being charged with:
- Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
- Shooting at or from a motor vehicle
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child
- He was also served a district court warrant charging he failed to comply with the conditions of his probation
Jail records indicate Wednesday was the 19th time Alberico was booked into the Santa Fe County jail. He is currently awaiting trial in district court for a felony charge of possession of burglary charges, according to court records.