National guardsman arrested in Albuquerque death

February 28, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a member of the National Guard following a fatal [auth] shooting. Anthony Baldonado was arrested on suspicion of murder following a shooting Saturday that left one man dead. Baldonado appeared in court Sunday.

New Mexico Guard officials tell KOB-TV ( ) that the 22-year-old Baldonado recently returned from a deployment in Kosovo.

The man who was killed is identified as Gilbert Danny Chavez.

A criminal complaint indicates Baldonado was upset with Chavez and went to his home with a rifle. Inside, the two men argued.

Baldonado told investigators that Chavez pointed a gun at him so he blocked it.

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