Feds will charge teen who fatally shot beloved postal worker

New information has been released in the case involving a teen accused of fatally shooting a beloved Albuquerque postal worker. Police say Xavier Zamora shot and killed Jose Hernandez in April. The case has now turned federal, and KOAT is learning cops were no strangers to the house Zamora lived in.

Newly released police body camera video shows the Xavier’s mother, Roxanne telling officers, her son punched her after he found out she was dating someone. Police reports show this happened just months before her son was charged with killing a postman after he tried to break up a fight between mother and son.

During that call last July, police say they found some major red flags in Xavier’s bedroom — including a jar full of ammo. Then in February, there was another call to 911.

Roxanne told police her teenage son was mad, so he broke her car window. Two months after that call postman Jose Hernandez tried to break up a fight between the mother and son.

When it escalated Hernandez pulled out mace. Police say Xavier got a gun and killed Hernandez.


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