ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Authorities successfully utilized surveillance cameras located in the downtown area to aid in the resolution of a shooting incident that occurred over the weekend, resulting in severe injuries to a food truck vendor. The police investigation culminated in the arrest of Ambrosia Mirabal, a 27-year-old individual, at an apartment complex in the Northeast Heights on Tuesday.
During the course of the investigation, Mirabal reportedly confessed to consuming alcohol and drugs before driving to the intersection of Central and Third, where the food truck was situated. According to her statement to detectives, Mirabal expressed her displeasure towards her “baby daddy” for engaging in conversation with another woman. Her intention was to discharge a single shot in his direction to frighten him. The projectile struck an unintended target; the female operator of the food truck.
Following the incident, Mirabal swiftly fled the scene. Fortunately, the downtown surveillance cameras captured crucial evidence, including the shooting itself, the description of the suspect’s vehicle, and its license plate number.
As a consequence of the evidence obtained, Mirabal now faces an arrest warrant encompassing charges directly associated with the shooting incident. The booking process has been initiated by law enforcement authorities.
APD detectives used Downtown surveillance cameras to ID and track down the vehicle used in a drive-by shooting over the weekend that injured a food truck vendor. Detectives arrested Ambrosia Mirabal this evening and seized the gun used in the shooting. pic.twitter.com/ReUftUlbfh— APD Public Information Officer (@APD_PIO) May 24, 2023