The bizarre story isn’t over yet: when former CNN investigative reporter Chuck De Caro killed the would-be robber, it was probably thought to be over. Since then, his wife, former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell appeared on Kelly File where she said the Second Amendment saved her life.
Now, today police say that the gunman wasn’t acting alone. Police charged Skyy Barrs with murder for allegedly being involved in criminal activity that led to gunman Walton’s death, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
The informant said Barrs and Walton went to the motel in Barrs’ girlfriend’s black Chevy Malibu to “hit a lick” — slang for committing an armed robbery, according to the affidavit. Barrs and Walton were talking about how to commit the robbery, and Barrs gave Walton a large handgun. Barrs calls Walton his “slave,” the source told police.
A gun matching that description was found at the crime scene, police say.
Barrs drove around the motel and heard gunshots, then drove back to the room to find Walton had been shot. He picked up Walton in his arms, but then drove off, the source said.
The source told police Barrs often drives around the Central and Wyoming area. Police looked up the license plate number, which was seen on surveillance video, and connected it to Barrs and his girlfriend. The source identified both of them in photos.
Police drafted an arrest warrant and filed it Wednesday. Barrs was arrested Thursday morning by Special Investigations Division officers.
He is charged with felony murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated burglary and five counts of conspiracy.
(H/t Deborah Potter)