ABQ woman witnessed quadruple shooting suspect take his life

Posted at: 08/12/2014 10:52 PM
By: Tessa Mentus, KOB Eyewitness News 4



An Albuquerque woman witnessed the exact moment when police say Marcos Delgado killed himself, ending a four day manhunt.    

Bonnie Maldonado looked at her clock at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday morning. Thinking the gun shots she just heard sounded way too close.

"I went to the window and looked outside," said Maldonado.  

She saw a flash and a man walking toward her neighbor's house, then...

"He got to the driveway and he dropped to his knees and then he, I heard another shot... And he just completely collapsed," she said.  

According to a criminal complaint, the man was Marcos Delgado, who collapsed after shooting himself in the head.

"Once I found out who it was, I was scared," Maldonado said.

There are also new details about the day that started the man hunt to find Delgado. Like the text messages police say Delgado sent to his ex-girlfriend, Anna Vigil minutes before shooting and killing her.

At 11:05 a.m. Friday, a text about their son's birth certificate was sent. Almost an hour later, Delgado threatens to go after her new boyfriend. Seconds later he gets angry, claiming he heard her new boyfriend in the background during a phone call with her.

Just 23 minutes after that last text, police say Delgado went to this commercial area hit Vigil's new boyfriend with his car and shot four women, including Vigil who died hours later.

Two days later police say two more people got involved.

Investigators say Rafael Reza admitted he and Josephine Bailey were driving around with Delgado just moments before he shot at police and then killed himself.