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Just a little over a month in the past, a girl filed a petition for a restraining order towards her ex on behalf of her daughter, saying he had threatened the teenage woman. When requested if he had weapons she wrote he had a 9mm 380 Ruger.
The daughter had reported Bradley Wallin had sexually assaulted her and Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies have been investigating the case, authorities say.
The momentary order of safety was granted and Wallin was informed to avoid the household.
But on Sunday – Mother’s Day – police say 53-year-old Wallin shot and killed the daughter and her cousin earlier than killing himself within the parking zone of Party City close to Cottonwood Mall.
Alexia Rael, 17, and Mario Salgado-Rosales, 16, each died on the scene.
Lt. Ray Del Greco with the freelancertamal Police Department mentioned murder detectives have realized that Rael’s mom and Wallin had been in a “long time relationship” but it surely had ended after Rael reported that he had sexually abused her.
“The mother ended up removing Mr. Wallin from her life, which led Mr. Wallin, we believe, to want to strike out at one of the individuals that he felt was responsible for having his behavior brought to the attention of the authorities,” Del Greco mentioned.
He mentioned the 2 cousins have been shopping for social gathering favors for a Mother’s Day occasion on Sunday once they have been killed. However, Del Greco didn’t understand how Wallin discovered them there.
Officers have been dispatched to the Party City on Coors close to Ellison NW round 12:30 p.m. as a result of a caller reported a person had put a gun to his personal head and killed himself within the parking zone. When they arrived they discovered three individuals lifeless, a minimum of one in all whom was nonetheless within the automobile when he was shot.
Neither Rael’s nor Salgado-Rosales’s moms may very well be reached by the Journal on Monday. Wallin’s household additionally couldn’t be reached.
Friends who visited the location of the capturing on Monday described Rael as somebody who was formidable, daring and mentioned what was on her thoughts.
“She was really positive,” mentioned Luciano Garcia, 17. “There was never a situation that she couldn’t turn into a positive one. Whenever you were around her she would make you feel like she was giving you her attention and you could always tell she really cared.”
Garcia mentioned Rael and her cousin Salgado-Rosales have been actually shut and he had been residing with them. They each attended the Digital Arts & Technology Academy.
Wallin was the department supervisor at First Financial Credit Union, based on his LinkedIn profile. He doesn’t have a felony historical past in New Mexico, based on on-line court docket data.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office has not launched the report detailing the sexual assault allegations towards him.
It’s unclear how lengthy Wallin and Rael’s mom had been collectively or when the couple broke up.
Facebook photographs present the couple collectively – smiling broadly and searching comfortable – way back to 2016.
Journal employees photographer Adolphe Pierre-Louis contributed to this report.