911 Calls Released from Deadly Road Rage Incident


September 14, 2022, 12:35 am

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 9/13/2022 @ 6:30PM

South Valley ABQ – Around 7:30AM on August 29th, 2022, Deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1600 block Val Verde Rd SW in SW Albuquerque reference a shooting. The information given to dispatchers was that a male was shot and killed in a road rage neighbor dispute.

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Joseph Gonzales is accused of first degree murder.

Joseph Gonzales, brother of Fabian Gonzales, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the road rage shooting. Gonzales called 911 immediately after he shot the victim. He told 911 that the person he shot was speeding on his street and words were exchanged before the deadly shooting.

We obtained 911 phone calls from the incident and one of the callers was Joseph Gonzales himself. He tells the dispatcher, “Shots have been fired and there is a man down. I think he is dead.”



Gonzales stays on the phone with the 911 operator for over 2 minutes and forty seconds. He tells the 911 operator he felt his life was in danger. He goes on to tell the 911 operator:

“And, uh. and threatened in my life. Went back to his truck. So I gave him a warning shot on the ground.”

Around the same time an emotional husband and wife called separately to report the shooting and they said Gonzales is standing in the street.

A caller states “The guy that shot him is Joseph. It is on my cameras. We have had problems with this guy across the street a few times. He killed him,” said the neighbor. The dispatcher asked if she saw the shooting and she said yes.

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Another caller who was the husband of the female caller also identified the suspect as Joseph Gonzales and said Gonzales was always causing problems in the neighborhood.

“He is a fucking idiot,” said the caller.

Gonzales is currently being held in pre-trial detention and awaiting his trial for the first degree murder of Abner Antillon.


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