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July 13, 2010
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NM teen kills with cop's gun

Fatal shooting in Santa Fe mall parking lot was over a girl

By Vic Vela
Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE — The gun used in Thursday's fatal shooting of a young man outside a Santa Fe mall belongs to a State Police officer who is in a relationship with the teenage suspect's mother, according to law enforcement authorities.

District Attorney Angela "Spence" Pacheco said city police on Friday afternoon matched the serial number of the .357-caliber semiautomatic handgun used to kill 18-year-old Chris Aguayo to that of the state-issued firearm belonging to the officer. State Police confirmed late Friday that the officer is Trace Spoonhoward. Spoonhoward declined to comment when reached by a reporter Friday afternoon. Santa Fe police said 16-year-old Michael Trujillo shot Aguayo multiple times in a "feud" involving Trujillo's girlfriend.

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