Senior Citizen Charged In Neighborhood Shooting In Rio Rancho

Feb 17, 2014

Police have identified a 66-year-old man who is facing charges in connection with a fatal shooting in a Rio Rancho neighborhood.

Rio Rancho police said Monday that Donald Alber has been charged with an open count of murder, attempted murder and possession of a stolen firearm in the shooting death of 25-year-old Gary Morrin.

Authorities say Alber also shot 25-year-old year old Ashley Garcia.

Rio Rancho police spokeswoman Janet Garcia says Morrin was found with gunshot wounds Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Ashley Garcia is listed in stable condition.

Police say Rio Rancho detectives are trying to determine what led to the shooting.

It was not known if Alber had an attorney.

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