Updates to four murders this past weekend, All Suspects are Dead


June 8, 2023, 3:18 am

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 6/7/23 @ 9:00PM

N.W Albuquerque, NM – The suspect accused of killing his ex-girlfriend on Sunday at 206 San Clemente Ave NW has died by suicide.

Julius Falero was discovered Tuesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene and Falero was determined to have died by suicide.

APD detectives had been searching for Falero since he escaped his home Sunday at 206 San Clemente Ave., N.W., where he was reportedly holding his ex-girlfriend against her will. Detectives believe Falero fatally shot his girlfriend, identified as Jazmin Lerma, 19, before he ran from police.

Falero’s body was found Tuesday in the area of 6900 block of Edith Blvd N.E. Deputies also found the phone he took from Lerma after he killed her. Falero’s next of kin was notified today.

N.E Albuquerque, NM On June 3, 2023 APD officers were dispatched to a home on the 4400 block of Hilton Ave., N.E. where they located three male individuals dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Homicide detectives took over the investigation and it was determined that during a 18th birthday party, a man by the name of Jordan Johnson got into a physical altercation with two party goers by the names of Marcos Perez and Nicholas Ortega. During the altercation, for unknown reasons Jordan Johnson produced a handgun and shot and killed Marcos Perez. Nicholas Ortega then exchanged gunfire with Jordan Johnson thus killing eachother.

It appears through APD’s investigation that all individuals involved in the shooting are now dead and there is no threat to the community from these people.

A 17-year-old female who was struck by gunfire during the shootout was treated and released from the hospital.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting. APD is asking for anyone with information or video evidence to contact police at 242-COPS (242-2677) or contact Crime Stoppers, anonymously at (505) 843-STOP (7867).


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