Homicide

6 teens charged with murder in death of New Mexico man who was gunned down in his driveway

  • Family members of Steve Gerecke, who was gunned down in his driveway, hold hands during a news conference at police headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, July 10, 2015. A police task force tracked a stolen credit card and reviewed surveillance video from around the city before arresting six teens in connection with Gerecke's murder during a crime spree that targeted a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood in June. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Family members of Steve Gerecke, who was gunned down in his driveway, hold hands during a news conference at police headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, July 10, 2015. A police task force tracked a stolen credit card and reviewed surveillance video from around the city before arresting six teens in connection with Gerecke's murder during a crime spree that targeted a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood in June. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses the arrests of six teenagers who are accused in a deadly crime spree during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, July 10, 2015. Eden said a police task force put in hundreds of hours to identify the suspects in the June 26 shooting death of Steve Gerecke.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses the arrests of six teenagers who are accused in a deadly crime spree during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, July 10, 2015. Eden said a police task force put in hundreds of hours to identify the suspects in the June 26 shooting death of Steve Gerecke. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Heather Alter, right, the daughter of Steve Gerecke, who was gunned down in his driveway, and her daughter Dara Alter hold each other during a news conference at police headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, July 10, 2015. A police task force tracked a stolen credit card and reviewed surveillance video from around the city before arresting six teens in connection with Gerecke's murder during a crime spree that targeted a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood in June. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Heather Alter, right, the daughter of Steve Gerecke, who was gunned down in his driveway, and her daughter Dara Alter hold each other during a news conference at police headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, July 10, 2015. A police task force tracked a stolen credit card and reviewed surveillance video from around the city before arresting six teens in connection with Gerecke's murder during a crime spree that targeted a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood in June. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)  (The Associated Press)

Six New Mexico teens face murder charges after authorities say one of them gunned down a 60-year-old man in his driveway while the group was out wandering through a neighborhood breaking into cars and homes.

Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier says the boys were arrested Thursday. They range from 14 to 17 years old.

Arrest warrant affidavits say the teens had been stealing from several cars and homes in a neighborhood on the city's northeast side on June 26 before one of them shot and killed Stephen Gerecke.

Officers found Gerecke dead in his driveway with multiple gunshot wounds.

Tixier says an investigation by a police task force and investigators from the district attorney's office led to the juveniles' arrest. Charges against the teens include murder, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com