Sheriff’s Office: 3 arrested in 3 killings in New Mexico

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office says three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of three men at a home near Los Lunas early Saturday.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Joseph Rowland says 18-year-old Brandon Dowdy, 19-year-old Robert Wilson and a male 17-year-old were arrested on three counts of murder. The Associated Press does not generally identify defendants who are juveniles.

Court records don’t list defense attorneys who could comment on the allegations.

The victims were identified as 40-year-old Darren Bernal and 28-year-old Nathan Morrison from Belen and 29-year-old Joseph Santiago, from Albuquerque.

The Sheriff’s Office said witnesses who heard gunshots said they saw a SUV leaving the scene and that officers arrested the three after finding the SUV nearby.

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