Man shoots, kills neighbor in NW ABQ

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  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    No clue why Mitchell character was upset. This happened Tuesday night, heard emergency vehicles.

    http://www.kasa.com/dpps/news/krqe_...-shoots-neighbor-in-nw-albuquerque-dr_5796273

    Man shoots, kills neighbor in NW ABQ

    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque police have identified the man who was shot and killed by his neighbor Tuesday night.

    Investigators say 23-year old Jonathan Mitchell was running through the Ventana Ranch neighborhood with a loaded weapon when he shot at his neighbor Donnie Pearson.

    Pearson shot back, killing Mitchell.

    Police say another neighbor, Jose Beltran who lives behind Mitchell, arrived home Tuesday night and found Mitchell in his driveway brandishing a gun.

    Beltran drove away and called his family inside the house to warn them of the danger outside. When Beltran came back around, he told police that Mitchell took off yelling profanities.

    By this time, detectives say that one of Beltran's family members called another neighbor, Pearson, to help out.

    Pearson, along with his 15-year-old son, told police they found Mitchell running into what turned out to be the garage of Mitchell's home. They say Mitchell shot at them and that is when Pearson returned fire.

    Investigators say that's when Mitchell took off running again, this time over his backyard fence into Beltran's yard where he died.

    Police say Pearson does have a conceal carry permit for a handgun.

    "I think that in this case, Mr. Pearson felt that he had no other choice than to defend the life of himself, his life and his sons life when Mr. Mitchell opened fire on their vehicle," Officer Tasia Martinez said.

    At this point, investigators say it is unclear why Jonathan Mitchell was walking through the neighborhood with a gun. A search of his online criminal records showed no prior arrests.

    Police have decided not to arrest Pearson, but say the case will be turned over to the District Attorney's Office for review.
     
  2. CA357

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    On drugs maybe?
     

  3. towboater

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  4. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Not sure, waiting game on the medical examiner. Reading the comments, one poster posts, "Do you know why this went down?"

    This is near the close by the CNM (Community College), pulled up the street intersections.

    Here is another post from another news agency in Albuquerque.

    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2971305.shtml?cat=500

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say they aren't making an immediate arrest in the shooting death of a man early Tuesday morning.

    Police identify the dead man as 23-year-old Jonathan Mitchell.

    According to police, a neighbor shot Mitchell after Mitchell shot at the neighbor, 32-year-old Donnie Pearson.

    Police say the shooting occurred after another resident returned home and saw a man with a gun between two vehicles in the resident's driveway.

    The resident called family members inside his home while he drove around the block, and one of the people in the house alerted Pearson.

    Pearson then drove by and the shooting occurred after Mitchell ran into his nearby home's open garage.

    Mitchell then ran onto another neighbor's yard and collapsed and died there.

    Prosecutors will review the case.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  5. Rick1967

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    Wow. Is it just me? Or does it seem like this kind of crazy just keeps coming more and more. I dont remember stiff like this happening when I was a kid. I remember when the shooter went into the San Yisedro MC Donalds and started shooting back in the 1980s. But for the most part this kind of stuff didnt happen like it does today.
     
  6. Tackleberry1

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    Youth + Mind Altering Perscriptions = Crazy Adults

    Tack
     
  7. nitestalker

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    The only history that has not happened is the history you don't know. This sort of thing has been going on for ever. The most violent school murders ever occurred in May of 1927 at Bath Twsp Ohio. This resulted in 38 children and teachers being killed. :confused:
     
  8. collegekid20

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    Things happened but we didn't have multiple 24\7 news outlets and the Internet. Also the population is a lot higher so statistically you will have more crazy people running around. Add to that drug use, a bad economy where people can't afford meds, and lower moral standards in society at large and you get the crimes we are seeing. Also the latest high school class ever was in 2007. Putting a large population of males in the deadly nexus of the 18-25 year old range where most male criminals commit crimes. But that's just my opinion and observations
     
  9. JTJ

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    If you put a few rats in a cage, they will get along fine. Start crowding the cage and they will turn vicious. Too many people crowded together in high density housing and you get the same effect.
    At this point no one knows why the man went off. Something could have altered his mind or he could have just cracked from stress. Prescription drugs can reek havoc. I got T boned by a woman that ran a red light. Never even slowed down and was totally spaced out. I saw her air bag go off and she never even knew it. She was on Prescription meds.
     
  10. Bigcountry02

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    The area where the shooting took place, is the stucco houses and those houses are close together and very small back yards, unless you live at a corner lot. The older late 90's homes were built with brick and have bigger yards and separated from neighbor's homes.

    I also agree on the meds and alcohol and even hard times can set people off the edge.
     
  11. robocop10mm

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    Step away from the bath salts. Oops. I guess he will not be doing that again. The stupid, it burns
     
  12. primer1

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    This was in Bath township, Michigan. I had to look because I'm close to bath schools in Lima, Ohio.
     
  13. Bigcountry02

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  14. msup752

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    Yeah, Michigan. Not Ohio.

    I tell the Bath Township Police and Fire where to go. :)
     
  15. Dearhunter

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    It was because of "Obamacare":D
     
  16. nitestalker

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    One Hundred Million gun owners never hurt anyone today.:)
     
  17. AIKIJUTSU

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    The "rats in a cage" analogy is a big part of it. In the 1950's, the population of the world was about 2 billion, if I remember correctly. Now it is over 7 billion. At least double what the Earth can comfortably support. The population of the U.S. was 160 million. Now it is 320 million. There is a resource shortage, there is little opportunity for city dwellers to just get out in the country or the woods and relax. That can put everybody on edge so the slightest stimulus can set somebody off. The "war on drugs" is a farce. The pharmaceutical whores are cranking out dangerous drugs that claim to "control" mental problems, but the tiny print contains a list of dozens of dangerous "side effects". People use the drugs to escape from reality, but they generate a reality that is nastier than their worst nightmares.
    This kind of stuff was to some degree going on 60 years ago, but there was not a worldwide network of "news" media exploiting every incident for the sake of sensational headlines.
     
  18. jgoertz

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    I agree. Population explosion is the real deep seated cause. The population doubles every 40 years. The "rats in a cage" is a proven scientific concept. No end or solution on sight.
     
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  20. AIKIJUTSU

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    Does the article even say what kind of gun Mitchell was "holding"? A handgun, a rifle, a squirt gun? It doesn't say if he threatened anybody before the SHTF, either. I hate to jump to conclusions, but it may be that the guy that shot him thought his carry permit made him a "junior sheriff". No violence occurred until he pulled up in Mitchell's driveway.