Sunday officers reported to the residence of an irritate armed man later identified as 23-year-old Alejandro Alirez according to New Mexico Police. Alirez shot at police before barricading himself in the residence and murdering his girlfriend Cristal Cervantes and her grandfather Victor Cervantes in the home.
Alirez live-streamed the murder of his 33-year-old girlfriend on FaceBook. Police will use this footage to convict him of the charged two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, and shooting in an inhabited building.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Alirez believed the Cervantes family and the FBI were molesters of children. He also alleged that the Cervantes let people in at night to molest him. This motivated Alirez to purchase a gun to kill his nieces and nephews supposedly because he thought they would also be molested.