Solomon Pena of the Republican party has been arrested in connection with multiple attack shootings, targeting the homes of Democratic lawmakers in New Mexico’s largest city.
It was disclosed that Solomon Pena during his failed election accused authorities of the election he lost, making a claim the election was rigged purposely for his opponent.
Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina has accused Solomon Pena as the mastermind behind the politically motivated attack that took place between early December and early January after he was arrested on Monday evening by SWAT.
The police accused Pena of misconduct act, showing up in the homes of the elected officials uninvited, claiming there were documental claims of his victory over Rep. Miguel P. Garcia who won the election by 48%.
The police condemned the radicalism of Solomon Pena, saying it does not augur well for the system practiced in the country.
In connection with the shootings that began on December 4, and spanned through January 3, four men have been arrested about that, indicting Pena of paying them cash to carry out at least two of the drive-by shootings in a stolen vehicle, while Pena himself pulled the trigger during one of the crimes, Deputy Police Commander Kyle Hartsock disclosed.
Pena was arrested as the main suspect as a result of cellphone and vehicle records, witness interviews, and bullet casings collected at the lawmaker’s home.
A criminal complaint indicting Pena as the major suspect in the shootings is expected to be made public soon, with the police disclosing that, the investigation is ongoing.
The New Mexico Republican Party condemned the act of Pena in a statement released on Monday night, stressing that, Pena should be prosecuted fully if found guilty of the charges levied against him.
During the shooting incidents, no one was reported injured as a result of the attacks.