Two Men Arrested in Deadly Burglary Attempt

POSTED: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm

Two men are behind bars, charged with a burglary attempt that left one man dead. Mario Lee Aguilera, 25, and 27-year old Jesus Manuel Vasquez are being held in the Doña Ana County Detention Center, charged with aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. The two were arrested Sunday after Las Cruces police say they tried to break into a unit at the Telshor Manor Apartments. The resident of the apartment opened fire and a third intruder, 27-year old Steve Martinez was shot dead. Aguilera and Vasquez took off. Police caught up with them during a traffic stop. The burglary victim who shot the intruder is not being charged.

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