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Road Rage Murder Suspect Booked on First Degree Murder Charges

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 8/30/2022 @ 10:30AM

Booking mugshot Joseph Gonzales

SW Albuquerque -

Forty-four-year-old, Joseph Gonzales was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center for the first degree murder of Abner Antillon which happened on August 28th, 2022. Gonzales is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed Antillon. Original story is here.

According to the criminal complaint, Bernalillo County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Val Verde Dr SW in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they found Gonzales armed with a handgun and detained him. While detained, Gonzales made several excited utterances to deputies. The complaint mentions Gonzales instructed the victim to slow down while driving. For unknown reasons, Antillon returned to the scene where a verbal argument ensued between the pair. According to Gonzales, he fired a warning shot from his firearm, at which point he said Antillon went back into his vehicle. While Antillon was retreating to his vehicle, Gonzales fired additional rounds at Antillon because Gonzales did not know if Antillon had a firearm.


The criminal complaint describes there is video surveillance footage showing the two individuals in an argument and a single gunshot is heard. The victim retreats to his vehicle and can be seen rummaging through the vehicle interior where three more shots are heard. No weapon was found in Antillon's possession or in his vehicle.

Gonzales was charged with the first-degree murder of Antillon. Gonzales has criminal charges dating back to 1999 for criminal sexual penetration of a minor, aggravated battery against household members, false imprisonment, animal welfare violations, and criminal trespass.

UPDATE 12:10PM: Joseph Gonzales is supposedly the older brother of Fabian Gonzales. On July 28, 2022, Joseph testified during Fabian's criminal trial. The prosecution alleged that Fabian attended a BBQ the day that Victoria Martens was murdered, but he had allegedly gotten into a fight at the BBQ, so he left. Then, Fabian supposedly called his brother, Joseph, several times, but it is unknown why Fabian called Joseph so many times. Prosecutors claimed that Fabian called Joseph so that both brothers could return to the BBQ and potentially start another fight. While on the stand, Joseph testified that Fabian did call him after Fabian left a BBQ, but Joseph claimed he told Fabian to "move on" and that the BBQ fight crowd was a waste of their time. Joseph claimed that Fabian was at his house at 4:30PM on the day of Victoria Martens' murder. Joseph also testified that he had given his brother a job the next day, but obviously, it was never completed.

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