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Man charged in San Felipe shooting

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Jeremiah Tenorio has been charged in connection with a shooting on the San Felipe Pueblo. Tenorio, 26, and an enrolled member of the San Felipe Pueblo, appeared in federal court on Nov. 28 for a detention hearing, facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Tenorio will remain on conditions of release pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, on Nov. 2, Tenorio and others allegedly arrived at the residence of the victim, identified as John Doe, in response to an altercation earlier that day. The group allegedly mistook John Doe for one of the people involved in the altercation. Tenorio allegedly shot John Doe twice before the group fled.

A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Tenorio faces up to 10 years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison for discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

The FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Mark Pfizenmayer is prosecuting the case.

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Updated December 1, 2022

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 22-269