2 arrested in shooting of 8-year-old NM girl

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a father and son have been arrested in the shooting death of an 8-year-old who was killed while riding in a car in southeast Albuquerque.

Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez says 45-year-old David Candelaria Sr. and his 23-year-old son, David Candelaria Jr., were arrested after a SWAT standoff Sunday. The elder Candelaria faces an open murder charge in the Friday shooting of Sunni Reza.

Martinez says the men did not know the girl or her family, but fired shots into the vehicle she was riding in with her father and two other people after an altercation.

Authorities say the girl was shot in the head.

The suspects were identified by surveillance cameras at a Subway sandwich shop shortly after the shooting.

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