A Sacramento man with a history of drugs and violence is the focus of a homicide investigation in New Mexico, authorities said Monday.
The Albuquerque Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Jashon "P Shawn" Warren, 27, in connection with the June 15 killing of Michael Moore, 29.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Moore was fatally shot outside the Bird of Paradise Night Club in southeast Albuquerque.
Warren was captured Aug. 1 by U.S. Marshal agents and other law enforcement officers at a public housing project in the 2600 block of Kit Carson Street in Sacramento.
Now, authorities said, Warren is in the process of being extradited to New Mexico to face a murder count and related charges, including shooting from a vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Albuquerque police outlined their case against Warren in an arrest warrant affidavit investigators filed July 31.
According to the affidavit, Warren fled to Sacramento after he allegedly shot and killed Moore outside the nightclub June 15.
A confidential informant told police Warren came into the bar after the slaying and said he shot Moore, the document states. The informant told investigators Warren and Moore had argued about something that happened "years ago."
The complaint said an informant observed Warren carrying a .38-caliber handgun.
According to the warrant affidavit, a physician performing the autopsy on Moore's body recovered projectiles consistent with the size of a .38-caliber bullets.
Another informant told police he saw Warren firing his pistol in the air at the nightclub parking lot that night.
According to the document, a witness first reported hearing five or six gunshots around 1:10 a.m. He told officers he stepped outside his house and saw the victim's red Toyota Camry crash into a neighbor's yard.
Police found Moore "slumped over the driver's side into the passenger seat with his head lying on the passenger floorboard," the warrant affidavit states.
He was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital, where he died from his gunshot wounds.
After the shooting, gang detectives in Albuquerque determined that their suspect, Warren, had left the city for his hometown of Sacramento.
Efforts to reach Warren's family were unsuccessful.
According to Superior Court online records, Warren was charged in Sacramento County in 2006 with felony domestic violence, battery with great bodily injury and making criminal threats.
He pleaded no contest to the battery charge and was sentenced to a year in jail and five years of formal, searchable probation, the records show. The other charges were dismissed.
In 2010, Warren pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, according to the court records. He was sentenced to 17 days in jail and three years of informal, searchable probation.
Later that year, Warren was in court again, charged with felony child abuse or endangerment and possession or purchase for sale of cocaine base, court records show. He pleaded no contest to the drug charge and the other charge was dismissed.
Warren was sentenced in June 2010 to three years in prison.
He was paroled July 2, 2011, and discharged from parole on May 8, 2012, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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