Fire chief: Chaplain is 1 of 5 NM shooting victims

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Associated Press

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy remains in custody as detectives try to piece together what led to the shooting of five people, including three young children, who were found dead in a New Mexico home.

A Bernalillo County sheriff's spokesman says the teenager was arrested on murder and other charges in connection with the shootings, which happened Saturday night at the home in a rural area southwest of downtown Albuquerque.

Detectives have not released the victims' names, but word of the shootings traveled quickly through the law enforcement community, and officials began offering their condolences for Greg Griego, a spiritual leader known for his work with firefighters and the 13 years he spent as a volunteer chaplain at the county jail.

Fire Chief James Breen says "Chaplin Griego was a dedicated professional that passionately served his fellow man and the firefighters of this community."

Authorities say each victim suffered more than one gunshot wound, and several guns were found at the home, one of which was a semi-automatic military-style rifle. Investigators are trying to determine who owned the guns.

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170-a-11-(Deputy Aaron Williamson, spokesman, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, in AP interview)-"themselves were related"-Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Williamson says investigators have not yet established a relationship between the suspect and the victims. ((watch for dating)) (20 Jan 2013)

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167-a-13-(Deputy Aaron Williamson, spokesman, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, in AP interview)-"was a male"-Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Williamson says deputies responding to a report of possible murder discovered mulitple victims inside an Albuquerque home last night. (20 Jan 2013)

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168-a-13-(Deputy Aaron Williamson, spokesman, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, in AP interview)-"like an AR-15"-Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Williamson says this appears to be yet another tragedy involving a semi-automatic assault rifle. (20 Jan 2013)

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169-a-11-(Deputy Aaron Williamson, spokesman, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, in AP interview)-"resulting in death"-Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Williamson says a teenage suspect is being held on murder charges. (20 Jan 2013)

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