2 adults, 3 children killed in Albuquerque shooting

Son arrested in slayings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two adults and three children were killed in a shooting involving what police said appeared to be an assault rifle in Albuquerque Saturday night.

The Bernalillo County sheriff's office said in a statement late Sunday that the victims are Greg Griego, his wife Sara Greigo, and the children: 9-year-old Zephania Griego, 5-year-old Jael Griego, and 2-year-old Angelina Griego.

Greg Griego's 15-year-old son has been arrested on murder and other charges in connection with the shootings, which happened Saturday night in a rural area southwest of downtown Albuquerque.

Authorities aren't releasing any details about any conversations the teenager has had with investigators.

Investigators say they won't release any more information until Sheriff Dan Houston holds a news conference Tuesday.

Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies said their investigation began when they were called to the 2800 block of Long Lane Southwest in reference to a possible homicide about 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators said several weapons appear to have been used in the shooting, including a "military-style" assault rifle.

"We're still in the early stages of the investigation, trying to determine, their identity and once we have everybody identified, then we'll be able to determine whether or not there was any relationship among the deceased or the offender," Deputy Aaron Williamson of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department said.

Officials at Calvary Church of Albuquerque say Greg Griego used to be their pastor.  

“All of their children attended church and were an intricate part of the church and we loved them dearly,” said church member Brian Nixon.

Griego’s Calvary Church biography -- which has since been removed -- indicates he was the father of 10 children.

Church officials said Griego took a leave of absence from his position last year to deal with personal matters; however, his family was still attending church. Griego also worked as a volunteer chaplain with the Albuquerque Fire Department.

Griego was a prison chaplain and a former gang member, according to the Prison Fellowship website.

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