Father of slain NM teen sues state, officer, teen

June 4, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The father of a Santa Fe teenager shot to death in 2010 is suing the rival teen convicted of the crime, the state police officer whose gun [auth] was used and the state.

Michael Trujillo, who was 16 at the time, was convicted of second-degree murder last year in the shooting death of 18-year-old Chris Aguayo, who was shot 14 times outside the Santa Fe Place mall.

Trujillo, now 17, used a gun he stole from Trace Spoonhoward, his mother’s boyfriend and a state police officer.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( ) that Aguayo’s father filed a complaint for damages against Trujillo, Spoonhoward, state police and the state.

The complaint says that Trujillo shot Aguayo because he had been talking with his girlfriend.

The complaint also says that Spoonhoward should have known the teen posed a danger and failed to keep his service firearm secure.

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