A Las Vegas, New Mexico, man is accused of killing his girlfriend and her grandfather, livestreaming it on his Facebook page and then firing at officers before they arrested him on Sunday.
Alejandro Alirez, 23, was arrested by San Miguel Sheriff’s Office deputies Sunday after a standoff.
According to police investigators, he claimed his girlfriend and her grandfather were raping children, and he wanted people to know. He also told police he had purchased a gun so he could kill his nieces and nephews, and at one point said he was mad at his sisters because they had not killed their children.
In a news article published in 2018, his family said he had started acting irrationally a year earlier.
According to Alirez’s arrest warrant, Alirez’s mother flagged down deputies about 3 p.m. Sunday and told them she was concerned about her son. She said he was irate, had a gun and was with his girlfriend, 33-year-old Cristal Cervantes.
When officers responded to the address on Peggy Lee Lane in Las Vegas, they were shot at several times. Officers also became aware Alirez was livestreaming on his Facebook account and could see Alirez carrying a gun in the video and shooting Cervantes.
In the video, which has since been removed, Alirez hovered over Victor Cervantes, his girlfriend’s 89-year-old grandfather, who was hunched over and wasn’t moving.
“I shot her grandpo,” Alirez said in the video. “I killed this guy. My girlfriend is still alive.”
He went on to say, “I think my girl is about to die. I shot her in the head. … I’m gonna shoot at these cops again. … I was planning to kill these two fools and leave,” according to the affidavit.
It’s not clear how many people may have viewed the video before it was taken down.
Police: Las Vegas man livestreamed double slaying
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