State Police: Taos homicide victim, suspect had disputes
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Taos man gunned down when he went to feed his livestock and the man arrested in the early morning killing previously had disputes.
The New Mexico State Police said Gregg Steele was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder, armed robbery and tampering with evidence in the Aug. 27 killing of 63-year-old Patrick Larkin .
The State Police said Steele identified as a person of interest and then arrested after investigators found evidence of Larkin’s blood in Steele’s vehicle and determined that the men “previous disputes with each other.”
According to the State Police, Steele used a handgun to shoot Larkin but then stole one belonging to Larkin before discarding both weapons.
Court records don’t list an attorney for Steele who could comment on the allegations.