Sheriff’s Department makes arrest in Monday road rage shooting

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Raymond Alberico (Photo courtest Santa Fe County jail)

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.

  1. Henretta Salazar says:

    This youngster is a good candidate for the state penal system. And I bet he doesn’t care if he enters the system and dies by the system. This kind of youngster does not fear the law anymore and the judicial system. I wonder where he learned all those bad behavior traits and I bet his father is no different in terms of being a gangster just like his son. What a waste.

  2. Sunny says:

    I knew Ray in High School. He was a nice kid – clearly he made some wrong choices in the few years that have since passed. Hopefully, Ray you will learn your lesson and we won’t hear about you on this blog ever again. This story saddens me.

    In regards to the comment above. Why is he a gangster? Where is there gang affiliation mentioned here? I am betting your one of those upstanding citizens that assumes being brown and wearing baggy pants means you’re a ‘gangster. ‘You perpetrate a problem. Don’t complain about something you clearly have no understanding of nor, sincerely want to change.

    Your a waste.

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