Man accused of fatal shooting in Santa Fe area

Posted at: 03/03/2013 8:50 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument at a home in the Santa Fe area has been arrested.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Jose Gutierrez is expected to face charges of homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Frank Salazar early Saturday morning.

Investigators say the fight broke out during a family gathering at which people were drinking and that an argument between Gutierrez and Salazar escalated into a fight. Salazar tried to leave, but Gutierrez eventually pulled out a gun and fired several times at Salazar, his girlfriend and Salazar's 3-year-old daughter.

The child and girlfriend weren't injured in the shooting.

Salazar was struck in the face with a bullet and later died at a hospital.

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