A 29-year-old Glendale resident faces a 1st-degree murder charge after gunning down a man he suspected of having an affair with his girlfriend.
Julio Angulo, 29, who has a long history of minor offenses, confronted the victim at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of an apartment complex at Bethany Home Road and 67th Avenue.
Angulo was drunk and angry, and had worked himself into a fury over the suspected affair.
Before the shooting, he argued with his girlfriend (and the mother of their children) in her apartment. Then he called his suspected rival, who told him to meet him outside, records state.
He later admitted to police that he gave the victim two choices: 'Fess up to the affair and walk away, or die.
But the victim, Vicente Farfan, insisted there had been no affair.
Someone had called police by that time and the sirens were growing louder. Angulo glanced across the apartment complex and saw the flashlights of the approaching officers.
Angulo would later tell an officer that "he thought that he was going to get in trouble anyways for having the gun so he shot he victim."
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Sounds like he wasn't thinking things through.
Angulo fired his Glock .40-caliber four times. One of the shots hit Farfan in the head, killing him. Another bullet punched through the throat of a woman standing next to Farfan, the friend of the girlfriend of Angulo.
The suspect told police he hadn't meant to hurt the woman -- and already regretted shooting Farfan.
He was booked on suspicion of 1st-degree murder, aggravated assault and possessing a gun illegally.