Police Report: Suspect in Lubbock man's murder injured while trying to destroy evidence

Police Report: Suspect in Lubbock man's murder injured while trying to destroy evidence
Juan Diego Montoya (Source: Metropolitan Detention Center)
Jesse James Bowers (Source: Metropolitan Detention Center)
Jesse James Bowers (Source: Metropolitan Detention Center)
Cody Fair (Source: Facebook)
Cody Fair (Source: Facebook)

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KCBD) - Two men in Albuquerque have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a man from Lubbock was shot and killed in Albuquerque.

Police say 29-year-old Jesse James Bowers and 37-year-old Juan Diego Montoya were involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old Cody Fair on April 14, 2018, in front of a northwest Albuquerque laundromat.

Officers were called to the scene after reports of a shooting and found Fair was fatally shot.

Police reports say Bowers and Montoya drove up and parked next to Fair's vehicle at the laundromat. A witness told police Bowers and Fair had gotten into an argument earlier that day and Fair was upset that Bowers owed him $40.

The witness told police when Fair tried to leave, shots were fired and Fair was killed.

The report says Bowers and Montoya tried to destroy the evidence by burning the vehicle they were in. The vehicle was found burned in front of Cochiti Elementary School. Montoya's mugshot shows he may have been burned on his face and head by the fire.

Both Bowers and Montoya are facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder. They're being held without bond in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.

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