Category Archives: New Mexico

Killed – Carlos Rueda (Rio Rancho, NM)

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. —Police have made an arrest in a New Year’s Eve slaying in Rio Rancho.

Authorities with the Rio Rancho Police Department said they were called to a shooting in the 1600 block of Evelyn Drive NE about 10:40 p.m.

Police said this was a case of negligence. Officers told KOAT Action 7 News that Ryan Wathen, 20, picked up a gun without checking if it was loaded and then shot and killed his friend, Carlos Rueda, 22, during a party.

“The suspect did not make sure that the chamber was clear, that the gun was safe, before pulling the trigger,” Rio Rancho police Officer Janet Garcia said.

Investigators said Rueda, of Rio Rancho, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A 911 caller reported that Rueda, an employee of Rio Rancho Archery and Armory, was shot about 10:30 p.m. in the bedroom of a house in the 1600 block of Evelyn Drive NE in Rio Rancho.

Wathen later told family member that he did not intentionally shoot Rueda, police wrote in the complaint.

Instead, Rueda asked Wathen to pick up a pistol that was lying next to a computer in the bedroom, the complaint said.

Rueda allegedly gave Wathen assurances that the pistol was unloaded and said, “don’t you trust me?” police wrote in the complaint.

Rueda told Wathen to point the pistol at Rueda’s head and pull the trigger, the complaint said.

After the gun discharged, Wathen dropped the pistol and ran from the house because he was scared, it states.

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Carlos-Rueda-99384163

Killed – Andrew Anderson (Rio Rancho, NM)

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BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) – A state District Court jury in Sandoval County has acquitted a 25-year-old woman of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a longtime friend in Rio Rancho in 2013.

In returning a not-guilty verdict Monday, the jury concluded that Amanda Jo Lucero might have shot 23-year-old Andrew Anderson in self-defense. His body was found on a busy street.

According to police, Anderson was shot during a confrontation over items missing from a residence that he had just left.

Defense lawyer Thomas Clark argued that his client had to shoot Anderson when he threatened Lucero and another woman with rocks and scissors.

Prosecutors argued that Anderson was not a grave threat to the women and that the killing was premediated.

The discovery of Anderson’s body around 7:30 a.m. Saturday resulted in an hours-long closure of N.M. 528 roadway between Sara Road and Barbara Loop.

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http://krqe.com/2015/06/30/jury-finds-woman-acted-in-self-defense-in-rio-rancho-death/

http://www.daily-times.com/nmnews/ci_24812053/rio-rancho-police-rule-suspicious-death-homicide

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Killed – Randy McKenzie (Farmington, NM)

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FARMINGTON — U.S. Marshals on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of shooting a 39-year-old man to death early Sunday morning at a Farmington apartment on North Butler Avenue, according to Farmington police.

Federal agents arrested Mark Hinojos, 24, on Tuesday evening at San Juan Apartments, 2614 E. 20th St., said Georgette Allen, a Farmington police spokeswoman.

A warrant charging Hinojos with second-degree murder in connection to Randy McKenzie’s death was issued late Monday.

McKenzie’s body was found late Monday night near an oil field road in Crouch Mesa. He had been shot in the chest early Sunday at the Farmington apartment during a birthday party, and his body was dumped in the isolated area of San Juan County, according to court documents. His sister reported the shooting to police on Sunday afternoon after learning about the incident via Facebook.

Hinojos is accused of shooting McKenzie, 39, during a party on Dec. 15, 2013, at an apartment at 3986 N. Butler Ave.

Witnesses told police McKenzie got into a fight with Jaime Montano during the party, and Hinojos interceded by shooting McKenzie three times in the chest, according to Daily Times archives.

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http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/san-juan-county-man-arrested-in-fatal-shooting/23549506

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=168961760

http://california.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/12/21/randy-mckenzie/

Killed – Andy Snider (Albuquerque, NM)

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In last Sunday’s fatal shooting, an officer fired multiple rounds from a beanbag gun at the suspect before another officer fatally shot him as he rushed at the officers with a 10-inch claw hammer, interim Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks said Friday.

Banks provided the first detailed account of the shooting at a news conference Friday afternoon.

He said that a 7-Eleven clerk at University and Central had called 911 around 9:30 p.m. after Andy Snider, 37, got into a fight with another person in the store. Banks said that after police found Snider, he ran into an alley. When Snider ignored officers’ commands, officer Nathan Cadroy shot him “multiple” times with a beanbag gun.

“Snider put his hands in his jacket and refused the commands of the officers,” Banks said. “Snider began to run toward officer Cadroy with the hammer raised above his head. Cadroy immediately began to back up, and shot several more beanbag rounds as Snider sprinted toward him.”

Banks said Officer Hector Marquez, who joined the department three years ago, shot Snider at least once in the torso. Snider was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The estate of Andy Snider, who was shot and killed by two Albuquerque Police Department officers December 8, 2013, is suing the two officers involved in the incident for what it calls his wrongful death, as well as the city of Albuquerque for allegedly failing to properly train its officers.

APD officers Hector Marquez and Nathan Cadroy-Croteau shot Snider, who was 37 when he died, after originally responding to a call about a man armed with a hammer that evening.

The lawsuit asks for financial relief for Snider’s estate for various reasons, including Snider’s “wrongful death,” medical care and funeral costs, Snider’s lost earnings and future earnings, and emotional compensation for his family and estate, among others.

It alleges claims of battery and state constitution violations against officers Cadroy-Croteau and Marquez, as well as negligence on the city’s part for failing “to properly train APD officers as to the proper use of deadly force.”

http://www.abqjournal.com/319776/news/albuquerque-police-say-man-killed-by-police-had-hammer.html

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http://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/6982642-Video-NM-police-fatally-shoot-man-armed-with-hammer/

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http://krqe.com/2015/04/08/lawsuit-filed-in-police-killing-of-man-with-hammer/

http://krqe.com/2014/03/14/video-shows-suspect-with-hammer-shot-by-police/

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http://www.abqjournal.com/369159/news/four-beanbag-rounds-failed-to-stop-suspect.html

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http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/police-involved-shooting/23389652

Killed – Nicholas Concha (Taos, NM)

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When the shooter who killed an unarmed Taos Pueblo man in a gas station parking lot was sentenced Dec. 4 to one year in prison for the slaying, Michelle Concha said the federal judge’s decision sent a shocking message.

“Who’s to say our Native young men aren’t fair game?” she told The Taos News this week.

An aunt of Nicholas “Sul” Concha, 28, she alleges federal prosecutors failed in his case.

Medina, a local plumber, reportedly stopped to fuel his truck at the Allsup’s on Paseo del Pueblo Norte after attending a Taos High School football game the evening of Nov. 30, 2013.

A truck occupied by Nicholas “Sul” Concha and two cousins reportedly parked at a neighboring pump around 7 p.m.

The driver, a cousin, is said to have exited the truck and entered the gas station.

Meanwhile, Nicholas “Sul” Concha reportedly stepped out of the truck and struck up a conversation about bow hunting with Medina. The two men are said to have been strangers.

Both the U.S. Attorney and Medina’s lawyer claim Nicholas “Sul” Concha then punched him but no account of that evening offers a clear explanation as to why.

“While no one knows for sure why Mr. Concha went into a rage and attacked Mr. Medina, there is a belief, apparently, among Taos Pueblo bow hunters that there are non-tribal members are coming onto the Pueblo to bow hunt,” Medina’s attorney, John V. Butcher, wrote in a footnote to a sentencing memorandum. “While a sportsman, Mr. Medina has never poached on tribal land.”

The U.S. Attorney did not depict Nicholas “Sul” Concha as raging but wrote in court filings that he attacked Medina, knocking him against the side of his truck and then onto the pavement.

Medina reportedly got up from the ground, went to the console of his truck, retrieved a handgun and fired a single bullet at Nicholas “Sul” Concha 30 feet away.

The fatal round struck him in his right temple, according to an autopsy quoted in both sentencing memorandums.

Medina later told investigators he “freaked out” after Nicholas “Sul” Concha purportedly struck him and feared being attacked or robbed by his companions.

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Killed – Marty Maiden II (Tucson, AZ)

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An Army soldier who was shot and killed Wednesday morning by a Pima County sheriff’s deputy was in Tucson on leave to attend his father’s funeral.

The father and son had both been described as suicidal, and each was involved in standoffs with law enforcement at the same Tucson-area home within the last three weeks.

Marty Maiden II, 20, was killed by the deputy at the house where Maiden’s father, also named Marty Maiden, shot himself on Halloween during a prolonged standoff, said Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.

After the attempted suicide, the elder Maiden, 51, an Air Force veteran who had a series of health problems during the year, died Nov. 3, according to postings from family on Facebook and from an online obituary website.

His funeral service was Friday. The elder Maiden, who had worked in the aviation field, was described in postings as a loving family man who liked to cook, restore old vehicles, collect guns and go camping.

On Wednesday, deputies were sent to the Maiden home in the 7500 block of South Woodbury Grove Drive, southwest of Tucson, at about 7:30 a.m., Rodriguez said. The house is in a neighborhood near South Wade and West Valencia roads.

Deputies were dispatched after a 911 call about a suicidal man at the residence, she said.

The younger Maiden barricaded himself in his family’s home, Rodriguez said. Neighbors were evacuated from their homes and SWAT officers were called in to assess the situation.

Rodriguez described the incident this way:

Maiden called 911 to report a suicidal person. When the call taker asked him who was suicidal, Maiden responded “me” and hung up the phone.

Friends also reported to 911 that Maiden had written some suicidal comments on Facebook.

Deputies tried but were not succesful in establishing contact with Maiden, who was inside the house.

The SWAT team was called in and at 9:30 a.m. Maiden came outside the residence armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a shotgun. When he pointed the guns at deputies he was shot once by a deputy.

Maiden, who was on leave from a deployment to Afghanistan, was pronounced dead at the scene. His Facebook page said he was in an Army unit stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

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http://www.bringfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Marty-Maiden2/

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Killed – Manuel Vargas (Albuquerque, NM)

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N.M.—Albuquerque police say a gunshot victim has died after being found lying on the ground.

Officer Simon Drobik says officers responding Sunday to a call of shots fired initially thought the man had passed out but then found he’d been shot.

Media reports described the location as either a street or a driveway.

Police identified the victim as 21-year-old Manuel Vargas.

Police also today identified the man found with gunshot wounds in the driveway of 804 San Pedro SE just after noon Sunday as 21-year-old Manuel Vargas.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_24546350/wounded-man-dies-after-shooting-albuquerque

http://www.abqjournal.com/303478/abqnewsseeker/police-identify-weekend-victims.html

Killed – Jeanette Anaya (Santa Fe, NM)

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It was about 1 a.m. on a cool November night when Jeremy Muñoz found himself riding in a Honda Accord at speeds up to 87 mph through a south-central Santa Fe neighborhood.

His friend, Jeanette Anaya, had decided she wasn’t going to pull over for a state police officer and was leading the officer on a chase, Muñoz said in an interview Wednesday. He was speaking publicly for the first time about the Nov. 7 incident, which ended with the officer fatally shooting the 39-year-old driver while Muñoz crouched on the floor of the car next to her.

As Anaya’s car sped down various streets and the siren wailed from the pursuing police car, Muñoz recalled, he kept turning his head to see what Officer Oliver Wilson would do.

He pleaded with Anaya to pull over, he said, but she told him she didn’t want to because there was a warrant for her arrest. The warrant was for a misdemeanor charge of concealing her identity during a traffic stop a few months earlier. She was trying to reach the home she shared with parents, Muñoz said.

“I told her to stop and not to worry about it,” Muñoz recalled. “If she went to jail … we could get her out.”

Anaya insisted she only wanted to get home and would deal with the police officer there, Muñoz said, adding that he didn’t know at the time something investigators would later discover: that Anaya had cocaine in her bloodstream.

“Everything was so chaotic,” he said, his voice quavering as he sat at a table in his lawyer’s office. “It’s kind of hard to say what exactly I was thinking at that point. Of course I wanted her to stop, but at the same time, I was afraid what the officer would do, you know. Even if we did stop, I wasn’t sure what he was going to do.”

The chase began when Wilson tried to pull over Anaya after seeing what he believed was a traffic violation as she rounded a corner at St. Francis Drive and Alta Vista Street. The officer later told fellow state police officers who investigated the incident that he wanted to “investigate if the driver was either impaired or advise the driver that their vehicle appeared to have mechanical issues,” based on a “wobbly turn” and what he had called a “California stop” — a rolling stop.

District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco said based on video recorded by a dashboard camera in Wilson’s car, Anaya hadn’t committed any traffic violation.

Muñoz also said he didn’t think Anaya had committed any violations before the chase began.

About five minutes into the chase, Anaya made a turn onto Camino Carlos Rey, and Wilson used his squad car to bump her vehicle, a maneuver intended to stop it. This resulted in her Accord crashing into a cinderblock wall, according to police reports. Muñoz thought the chase was over. But, seconds after the crash, he felt the Accord back up. Then he heard gunshots.

Muñoz said he “went to panic mode” and ducked down under the dashboard. Anaya was hit by two of the 16 shots that investigators said Wilson fired that night.

A Santa Fe grand jury found that State Police were justified in shooting to death a woman after a car chase in November. Jeanette Anaya was shot in the head and back after police said she “aggressively” backed her car towards an officer.

“The Grand Jury of Santa Fe finds it to be a justifiable homicide,” First Judicial District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco, told a news conference this afternoon.

Teresa Anaya said her daughter was murdered and the State Police officer who fired the fatal shots in the high-profile case was “enraged” and had “lost control.”

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Killed – Amy Reyna (Hobbs, NM)

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HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Texas police officer who fatally shot a woman during a chase in New Mexico will not face any legal action.

Amy Reyna, 35, was shot five times after a chase that started in Denver City, Texas, and ended near Hobbs in October.

Reyna, who had felony warrants in Texas and New Mexico, had pulled into a pasture near Hobbs when Denver City officers surrounded her vehicle, opened fire and killed her.

Officer Ryan Taylor was the only officer facing Reyna and he says he saw her reach for something he thought was a weapon.

No weapon was found, but the district attorney says the officer felt his life was in danger and was acting in self defense.

HOBBS, N.M. — A suspect in an October 2013 police chase, Amy Reyna, was shot five times and possibly holding up her arms in a defensive posture, according to a Hobbs attorney, citing an autopsy report on Reyna’s officer-involved shooting death.

According to a police reports from Lea and Yoakum Counties, Reyna was shot by Denver City Police Officer Ryan Taylor in Lea County on Oct. 27, 2013, following a car chase that began in Denver City, Texas. Reyna, 35, died at the scene.

Hobbs attorney Joseph Zebas, who represents Reyna’s family in a wrongful death suit, spoke about the autopsy findings Thursday.

“She received three (shots) to the head and two to the chest,” Zebas said. “One bullet grazed the head and two were direct hits. There are also lacerations to the back of her left forearm, which shows that her arm was up blocking her face or possibly praying.”

The autopsy report, issued by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Examiner, was obtained by Zebas as part of a notice of claim that was filed asking for all documents in the matter.

HOBBS, NM — The family of Amy Reyna filed a lawsuit Thursday against Denver City police and other officials claiming excessive force and wrongful death.

In October 2013 a Denver City police officer shot and killed Reyna, 35. She was formerly from Lubbock but lived more recently in Denver City.

Reyna led police on a high-speed chase through Yoakum County and then crossed over into Lea County, New Mexico. Eventually her vehicle came to stop in a farm field where officers including Cpl. Ryan Taylor with the Denver City Police Department ordered her to put her hands up.

Dashcam video depicts Taylor firing three shots into the engine of the vehicle. Reyna’s car moved, and Taylor fired three shots into the passenger compartment. After a brief pause he fired one more.

During the investigation a New Mexico State Police officer asked Taylor, “You said she had been moving her hands, pointing her hands in a certain way. Can you describe that just a little bit better for me?”

http://krqe.com/2014/08/06/texas-cop-in-nm-shooting-will-not-face-charges/

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Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

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ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

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ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

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ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

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ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Killed – Christopher Chase (Albuquerque, NM)

Christopher Chase

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Espanola, NM)

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Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, 22, of Española, was killed Thursday night and an unnamed State Police agent was injured during a shooting at the Las Lomas Apartments, according to a State Police statement.

Agents with the State Police Investigations Bureau were looking for Cisneros-Chavez, who was a suspect in a $7,600 larceny case and had a warrant out for his arrest.

They found Cisneros-Chavez in apartment 323 just before 9 p.m. Multiple gunshots were fired. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and died of his injuries in the apartment. A State Police officer was taken to a hospital after receiving a gunshot wound. He was in stable condition, coherent and talking following the shooting.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police has released new evidence in a police shooting late last year that left an officer wounded and a suspect dead.

State Police officer Joey Gallegos, who was shot in the stomach in October when serving a warrant at an Española apartment complex, can be heard in an audio recording.

The suspect, Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, was shot by State Police 13 times after he fired once at officers.

State Police went to arrest him for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from his grandfather.

He was shot in his girlfriend’s grandmother’s apartment while standing in a bathroom.

A State Police officer standing next to the injured officer described what happened.

A district attorney ruled the shooting justified.

At some point, guns went off and Cisneros-Chavez shot the officer. Officers then shot and killed Cisneros-Chavez.

Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez had cocaine and marijuana in his system when he shot state police Agent Joey Gallegos in the gut as officers tried to serve an arrest warrant, authorities say. Gallegos told investigators the young man kept pulling the trigger, but the firearm jammed, and Gallegos opened fire with his M-16 rifle.

Rio Arriba County- On October 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm, Espanola State Police Dispatch was advised of shots being fired at the Los Lomas apartments in Espanola NM.

Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau (IB) were out conducting impact operations in the Espanola area. Agents went to the Los Lomas apartments (number 323) to look for Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez (22) of Espanola. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was a suspect in a 7600.00 larceny investigation and also had an active warrant for his arrest.

Contact was made, and it was confirmed Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was in the apartment.

Agents entered the apartment and made contact with Mr. Cisneros-Chavez. Multiple gun shots were fired.

A NMSP IB agent received a gunshot wound and was transported to the local hospital and was coherent, talking, and in stable condition. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries on scene.

We are currently investigating this case. Further updates will be provided in subsequent press releases.

http://www.abqjournal.com/288503/news/espanola-man-killed-state-police-officer-injured-in-shooting.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/288978/news/shootout-kills-suspect-wounds-a-police-officer.html

http://krqe.com/2014/04/02/da-espanola-officer-involved-shooting-was-justified/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/state-police-officer-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/24940498

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/new-mexico-state-police-officer-shot-in-espanola/22626938

http://www.abqjournal.com/291672/north/details-in-shooting-of-man-by-espantildeola-police-released.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/state-police-agent-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/article_657aba6e-ba91-5c64-a500-f0e058c5334f.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/suspect-killed-officer-wounded-in-espa-ola-shooting/article_8b970f97-636e-5951-b947-df6c5d24cc7c.html

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/state-police-officer-involved-shooting-in-espanola/

Double Shooting – Killed – Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez (Espanola, NM)

Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez

Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, 22, of Española, was killed Thursday night and an unnamed State Police agent was injured during a shooting at the Las Lomas Apartments, according to a State Police statement.

Agents with the State Police Investigations Bureau were looking for Cisneros-Chavez, who was a suspect in a $7,600 larceny case and had a warrant out for his arrest.

They found Cisneros-Chavez in apartment 323 just before 9 p.m. Multiple gunshots were fired. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and died of his injuries in the apartment. A State Police officer was taken to a hospital after receiving a gunshot wound. He was in stable condition, coherent and talking following the shooting.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police has released new evidence in a police shooting late last year that left an officer wounded and a suspect dead.

State Police officer Joey Gallegos, who was shot in the stomach in October when serving a warrant at an Española apartment complex, can be heard in an audio recording.

The suspect, Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, was shot by State Police 13 times after he fired once at officers.

State Police went to arrest him for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from his grandfather.

He was shot in his girlfriend’s grandmother’s apartment while standing in a bathroom.

A State Police officer standing next to the injured officer described what happened.

A district attorney ruled the shooting justified.

At some point, guns went off and Cisneros-Chavez shot the officer. Officers then shot and killed Cisneros-Chavez.

Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez had cocaine and marijuana in his system when he shot state police Agent Joey Gallegos in the gut as officers tried to serve an arrest warrant, authorities say. Gallegos told investigators the young man kept pulling the trigger, but the firearm jammed, and Gallegos opened fire with his M-16 rifle.

Rio Arriba County- On October 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm, Espanola State Police Dispatch was advised of shots being fired at the Los Lomas apartments in Espanola NM.

Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau (IB) were out conducting impact operations in the Espanola area. Agents went to the Los Lomas apartments (number 323) to look for Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez (22) of Espanola. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was a suspect in a 7600.00 larceny investigation and also had an active warrant for his arrest.

Contact was made, and it was confirmed Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was in the apartment.

Agents entered the apartment and made contact with Mr. Cisneros-Chavez. Multiple gun shots were fired.

A NMSP IB agent received a gunshot wound and was transported to the local hospital and was coherent, talking, and in stable condition. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries on scene.

We are currently investigating this case. Further updates will be provided in subsequent press releases.

http://www.abqjournal.com/288503/news/espanola-man-killed-state-police-officer-injured-in-shooting.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/288978/news/shootout-kills-suspect-wounds-a-police-officer.html

http://krqe.com/2014/04/02/da-espanola-officer-involved-shooting-was-justified/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/state-police-officer-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/24940498

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/new-mexico-state-police-officer-shot-in-espanola/22626938

http://www.abqjournal.com/291672/north/details-in-shooting-of-man-by-espantildeola-police-released.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/state-police-agent-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/article_657aba6e-ba91-5c64-a500-f0e058c5334f.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/suspect-killed-officer-wounded-in-espa-ola-shooting/article_8b970f97-636e-5951-b947-df6c5d24cc7c.html

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/state-police-officer-involved-shooting-in-espanola/

Double Shooting – Killed – Cristoval Quintana (Roswell, NM)

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Chaves County- On October 21, 2013, at approximately 9:15 am, New Mexico State Police Sergeant Lawrence Murray, Officer Genaro Gaytan, and Chavez County Deputy Albert Padilla were involved in a pursuit with suspect Cristoval Quintana on US 285, south of Roswell NM.

At the intersection of US 285 and Chickasaw Road gun fire was exchanged between Sergeant Lawrence Murray and Mr. Quintana. At this time, Sergeant Murray was struck in the upper thigh area by a round fired from a shotgun operated by Mr. Quintana.

Mr. Quintana drove his vehicle west on Chickasaw Road approximately half a mile and stopped. At this location Mr. Quintana was fatally shot. Officers located a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun in the immediate area of Quintana’s body. According to the OMI report Mr. Quintana did suffer a fatal gunshot wound.

Sergeant Lawrence Murray has recovered from the gunshot wound he sustained from the incident. This investigation has been turned over to the Chavez County District Attorney’s Office for review.

ROSWELL, N.M. —A state police sergeant was shot in the thigh during a shootout following a high-speed chase Monday morning near Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police.

Around 8 a.m., a state police sergeant tried to pull over Cristoval Quintana, 30, who left his significant other on the side of the road. When the sergeant turned on her lights and sirens, Qunitana sped off in an attempt to flee.

After a 4-mile chase, state police used a spike strip to stop Qunitana. As his vehicle slowed to a stop, police said Qunitana fired several gunshots and hit another state police sergeant in the leg.

Police fired back and fatally wounded Qunitana. State police said Qunitana had a violent criminal history.

State police said the sergeant was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The sergeant has been released from the hospital.

The moments leading up to the shootout in Roswell that ended with a gunman dead and police officer injured were caught on camera.

James Cupp, who shot the home video from his phone Monday morning, said he didn’t even realize what he was witnessing for a few minutes. The state police car in front of him was going so slow along US 285 he thought someone’s vehicle was breaking down, not that a violent shootout was about to occur.

“OK, we’re on a slow speed chase,” Cupp is heard saying on the phone video. “We’ve got traffic on both sides blocked off.”

Cupp said he traveled for about four miles like this, with the getaway car moving at a snail’s pace.

“For some reason, this guy wouldn’t go any faster than five miles per hour,” he said.

State police said the green Jaguar they were after was being driven by a convicted felon, Christoval Quintana, 30, of Lovington, N.M.

The shootout began, at mile marker 87 on the freeway; but before that, Cupp told Action 7 News police were trying everything to stop Quintana.

“The guy won’t pull over they’ve already pulled out spike strips,” Cupp said.

When Quintana finally did stop, police say he opened fire first.

Cupp has a different version of events; he believes police coming from the other direction blocked off Quintana’s car, and it was an officer who walked up to the passenger’s side and fired the first shot.

“He just casually walked up … right up to the side window, and stood there not even for a split second, and next thing you know he just unloads his gun into the side window,” Cupp said.

Even after that, Cupp said Quintana’s car started inching along, and then, “all of a sudden everybody just started unloading their guns.”

Quintana later died from his injuries. The state police sergeant, whose name has not yet been released, is recovering.

After speaking to Cupp, Action 7 News called State Police to inquire about his version of events. Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez maintains the version that Quintana fired first, though he did ask for Cupp’s contact information to interview him, and added that the case is still under investigation.

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/update-to-nmsp-ois-in-chaves-county/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/state-police-officer-shot-near-roswell/22544624

http://www.koat.com/news/fatal-roswell-shootout-caught-on-camera/22577824

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/grand-jury-clears-officer-in-fatal-santa-fe-shooting/article_f6dd8563-c6b5-5bb9-96fd-59e054f002fe.html

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2293396&fh_id=11147

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Roswell, NM)

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Chaves County- On October 21, 2013, at approximately 9:15 am, New Mexico State Police Sergeant Lawrence Murray, Officer Genaro Gaytan, and Chavez County Deputy Albert Padilla were involved in a pursuit with suspect Cristoval Quintana on US 285, south of Roswell NM.

At the intersection of US 285 and Chickasaw Road gun fire was exchanged between Sergeant Lawrence Murray and Mr. Quintana. At this time, Sergeant Murray was struck in the upper thigh area by a round fired from a shotgun operated by Mr. Quintana.

Mr. Quintana drove his vehicle west on Chickasaw Road approximately half a mile and stopped. At this location Mr. Quintana was fatally shot. Officers located a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun in the immediate area of Quintana’s body. According to the OMI report Mr. Quintana did suffer a fatal gunshot wound.

Sergeant Lawrence Murray has recovered from the gunshot wound he sustained from the incident. This investigation has been turned over to the Chavez County District Attorney’s Office for review.

ROSWELL, N.M. —A state police sergeant was shot in the thigh during a shootout following a high-speed chase Monday morning near Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police.

Around 8 a.m., a state police sergeant tried to pull over Cristoval Quintana, 30, who left his significant other on the side of the road. When the sergeant turned on her lights and sirens, Qunitana sped off in an attempt to flee.

After a 4-mile chase, state police used a spike strip to stop Qunitana. As his vehicle slowed to a stop, police said Qunitana fired several gunshots and hit another state police sergeant in the leg.

Police fired back and fatally wounded Qunitana. State police said Qunitana had a violent criminal history.

State police said the sergeant was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The sergeant has been released from the hospital.

The moments leading up to the shootout in Roswell that ended with a gunman dead and police officer injured were caught on camera.

James Cupp, who shot the home video from his phone Monday morning, said he didn’t even realize what he was witnessing for a few minutes. The state police car in front of him was going so slow along US 285 he thought someone’s vehicle was breaking down, not that a violent shootout was about to occur.

“OK, we’re on a slow speed chase,” Cupp is heard saying on the phone video. “We’ve got traffic on both sides blocked off.”

Cupp said he traveled for about four miles like this, with the getaway car moving at a snail’s pace.

“For some reason, this guy wouldn’t go any faster than five miles per hour,” he said.

State police said the green Jaguar they were after was being driven by a convicted felon, Christoval Quintana, 30, of Lovington, N.M.

The shootout began, at mile marker 87 on the freeway; but before that, Cupp told Action 7 News police were trying everything to stop Quintana.

“The guy won’t pull over they’ve already pulled out spike strips,” Cupp said.

When Quintana finally did stop, police say he opened fire first.

Cupp has a different version of events; he believes police coming from the other direction blocked off Quintana’s car, and it was an officer who walked up to the passenger’s side and fired the first shot.

“He just casually walked up … right up to the side window, and stood there not even for a split second, and next thing you know he just unloads his gun into the side window,” Cupp said.

Even after that, Cupp said Quintana’s car started inching along, and then, “all of a sudden everybody just started unloading their guns.”

Quintana later died from his injuries. The state police sergeant, whose name has not yet been released, is recovering.

After speaking to Cupp, Action 7 News called State Police to inquire about his version of events. Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez maintains the version that Quintana fired first, though he did ask for Cupp’s contact information to interview him, and added that the case is still under investigation.

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/update-to-nmsp-ois-in-chaves-county/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/state-police-officer-shot-near-roswell/22544624

http://www.koat.com/news/fatal-roswell-shootout-caught-on-camera/22577824

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/grand-jury-clears-officer-in-fatal-santa-fe-shooting/article_f6dd8563-c6b5-5bb9-96fd-59e054f002fe.html

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2293396&fh_id=11147

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Judith Barciaga-Orozco (Bloomfield, NM)

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FARMINGTON — A man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in what police said was a murder-suicide in Bloomfield Thursday night.

Raphael Tena-Varela, 36, shot his wife, Yudith Barciaga-Orozco, 29, and then killed himself, according to police.

Bloomfield police responded to an incident at No. 63 at the Lee Hi Mobile Home Park, 525 North First St., at about 8:15 p.m. Tena-Varela and Barciaga-Orozco were found dead inside of apparent gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, which also responded to the shooting.

“Our preliminary investigation shows what appears to be a murder-suicide,” Bloomfield police Chief Mike Kovacs said in a prepared statement. “While we do not yet know all the details surrounding the incident, it appears that Tena first shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself.”

Police said the couple had two daughters who are 11 and 6 years old. The daughters were not in the house at the time of shooting.

Kovacs said that Barciaga-Orozco in recent weeks reported to Bloomfield police that she was scared of her husband. Though she said he never harmed her.

He said police provided her with a domestic violence shelter, but she chose not to stay there.

Kovacs said Tena-Varela had also filed complaints against his wife in recent weeks.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24338356/police-bloomfield-shooting-was-murder-suicide

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24339947/victim-bloomfield-murder-suicide-warned-police-that-husband

http://www.abqjournal.com/284018/news/police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide-in-bloomfield.html

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Raphael Tena (Bloomfield, NM)

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FARMINGTON — A man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in what police said was a murder-suicide in Bloomfield Thursday night.

Raphael Tena-Varela, 36, shot his wife, Yudith Barciaga-Orozco, 29, and then killed himself, according to police.

Bloomfield police responded to an incident at No. 63 at the Lee Hi Mobile Home Park, 525 North First St., at about 8:15 p.m. Tena-Varela and Barciaga-Orozco were found dead inside of apparent gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, which also responded to the shooting.

“Our preliminary investigation shows what appears to be a murder-suicide,” Bloomfield police Chief Mike Kovacs said in a prepared statement. “While we do not yet know all the details surrounding the incident, it appears that Tena first shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself.”

Police said the couple had two daughters who are 11 and 6 years old. The daughters were not in the house at the time of shooting.

Kovacs said that Barciaga-Orozco in recent weeks reported to Bloomfield police that she was scared of her husband. Though she said he never harmed her.

He said police provided her with a domestic violence shelter, but she chose not to stay there.

Kovacs said Tena-Varela had also filed complaints against his wife in recent weeks.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24338356/police-bloomfield-shooting-was-murder-suicide

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24339947/victim-bloomfield-murder-suicide-warned-police-that-husband

http://www.abqjournal.com/284018/news/police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide-in-bloomfield.html

Killed – David Vallejos (Las Cruces, NM)

David Vallejos

LAS CRUCES >> Gunshot wounds to the back and chest caused the October death of a Las Cruces man, an autopsy report released Tuesday revealed. The location of the injuries may provide insight into why police filed murder charges in connection to the homicide, despite self-defense claims.

Andre Michael Perez, 19, admitted to police that he shot a neighbor, 30-year-old David Vallejos, outside his home in their trailer park on Stern Drive on Oct. 5, according to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court. The two had started to argue because Perez was working on his car wearing only boxer shorts and Vallejos didn’t think that was appropriate in front of his children.

Perez told police he feared Vallejos would take his shotgun and shoot him. Witnesses told investigators the two men had been fighting moments before the fatal shooting, according to court documents. During that scuffle, Vallejos snatched a collapsible baton from Perez and beat him with it.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_24648533/autopsy-las-cruces-man-shot-back

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_24260190/alleged-gunman-weekend-shooting-claims-self-defense

http://www.kvia.com/news/court-documents-detail-deadly-shooting-at-las-cruces-trailer-park/22316816

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lcsun-news/obituary.aspx?pid=167478179

Killed – Man (Santa Fe, NM)

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The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating a Sept. 27 death at a midtown apartment complex.
Celina Westervelt, the police department’s spokesperson, said the death has not been ruled a homicide and could be a suicide, but authorities want to be “100 percent positive” that no foul play was involved.

A police affidavit for a search warrant for a home in the Evergreen Apartments, 2020 Calle Lorca, states that the position of a gun found at the scene doesn’t appear “natural” and that a blood splatter was not “consistent” with the position of the victim’s body, the affidavit said.

City police who arrived at the complex at about 5:20 a.m. Thursday in response to a disorderly conduct call found several “crying and yelling” men who said another man had shot himself inside an apartment. Westervelt said the man was not a renter at Evergreen, and that witness told officers he was “suicidal.”

According to witness statements reported in the affidavit, people were “drinking and partying” at the apartment complex early Thursday morning when a young woman spotted the man playing “Russian roulette” with a black revolver — usually a game where players load a revolver with one bullet, spin the chamber, lift the gun to their head and then pull the trigger. The goal, the affidavit said, is to “beat the odds of the single round firing.”

Police wrote, however, that a witness said the man had loaded two bullets into the handgun.
Witnesses then told police they saw the man standing in a hall with a young female, and then later heard a loud bang. Westervelt said police are still trying to figure out if anyone saw the man pull the trigger.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-investigate-midtown-shooting-death/article_3d7be3ad-baa0-5917-8871-341f40176e97.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/274065/north/mans-shooting-death-under-investigation.html

Killed – Male Teen – Owen Chavez (Albuquerque, NM)

Owen Chavez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —After a 15-year-old was shot and killed, police need the public’s help to track down the killers.

The shots were fired in southeast Albuquerque on Bethel Street, killing Owen Chavez.

And, on Tuesday night, he knew he was going to die after he was struck by as many as four bullets in an apparent drive-by shooting.

Police said the teen was shot at around 10:30 p.m. at a home on the 200 block of Bethel Avenue SE, where a relative of his mother’s fiance lives. A friend then started to drive Chavez to his mother’s home nearby but called an ambulance before they got there. The teen later died at the hospital.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/police-search-for-killers-after-teens-death/22010172

http://www.abqjournal.com/265522/news/teen-trying-to-straighten-out-his-life-dies-in-shooting.html

Double Murder – Killed – Wesley Hobbs (Los Lunas, NM)

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JARALES, N.M. >> A suspect in a triple shooting in New Mexico that left a man and his daughter dead has been arrested in Los Lunas.

Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Jordan Hurd was taken into custody Tuesday morning.

They say Hurd is being held on $1 million bond on suspicion of two open counts of murder along with other related charges.

Authorities say Hurd allegedly fatally shot 54-year-old Wesley Hobbs and 24-year-old daughter Amanda Hobbs on Saturday night at their home in Jarales.

Hobbs’ 49-year-old wife Patricia was also shot, but survived.

Investigators say robbery appears to be the motive for the shootings, which also could be drug related.

Wesley Hobbs was pronounced dead before he was to be airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital that morning. Amanda Hobbs was shot once in the head, and died at about 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_24062139/suspect-arrested-triple-shooting-at-new-mexico-home

http://www.abqjournal.com/260913/news/man-held-in-shooting-of-3.html

http://www.koat.com/news/suspect-arrested-in-jarales-double-homicide/21874528

http://www.news-bulletin.com/2013/09/11/news/arrest-made-in-double-homicide-2.html

http://www.news-bulletin.com/2013/10/02/news/grand-jury-indicts-teen-for-murders.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/274192/abqnewsseeker/valencia-co-grand-jury-charges-teen-in-double-homicide.html

Double Murder – Killed – Amanda Hobbs (Los Lunas, NM)

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JARALES, N.M. >> A suspect in a triple shooting in New Mexico that left a man and his daughter dead has been arrested in Los Lunas.

Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Jordan Hurd was taken into custody Tuesday morning.

They say Hurd is being held on $1 million bond on suspicion of two open counts of murder along with other related charges.

Authorities say Hurd allegedly fatally shot 54-year-old Wesley Hobbs and 24-year-old daughter Amanda Hobbs on Saturday night at their home in Jarales.

Hobbs’ 49-year-old wife Patricia was also shot, but survived.

Investigators say robbery appears to be the motive for the shootings, which also could be drug related.

Wesley Hobbs was pronounced dead before he was to be airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital that morning. Amanda Hobbs was shot once in the head, and died at about 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_24062139/suspect-arrested-triple-shooting-at-new-mexico-home

http://www.abqjournal.com/260913/news/man-held-in-shooting-of-3.html

http://www.koat.com/news/suspect-arrested-in-jarales-double-homicide/21874528

http://www.news-bulletin.com/2013/09/11/news/arrest-made-in-double-homicide-2.html

http://www.news-bulletin.com/2013/10/02/news/grand-jury-indicts-teen-for-murders.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/274192/abqnewsseeker/valencia-co-grand-jury-charges-teen-in-double-homicide.html

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Los Lunas, NM)

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JARALES, N.M. >> A suspect in a triple shooting in New Mexico that left a man and his daughter dead has been arrested in Los Lunas.

Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Jordan Hurd was taken into custody Tuesday morning.

They say Hurd is being held on $1 million bond on suspicion of two open counts of murder along with other related charges.

Authorities say Hurd allegedly fatally shot 54-year-old Wesley Hobbs and 24-year-old daughter Amanda Hobbs on Saturday night at their home in Jarales.

Hobbs’ 49-year-old wife Patricia was also shot, but survived.

Investigators say robbery appears to be the motive for the shootings, which also could be drug related.

Wesley Hobbs was pronounced dead before he was to be airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital that morning. Amanda Hobbs was shot once in the head, and died at about 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_24062139/suspect-arrested-triple-shooting-at-new-mexico-home

http://www.abqjournal.com/260913/news/man-held-in-shooting-of-3.html

http://www.koat.com/news/suspect-arrested-in-jarales-double-homicide/21874528

http://www.news-bulletin.com/2013/09/11/news/arrest-made-in-double-homicide-2.html

http://www.news-bulletin.com/2013/10/02/news/grand-jury-indicts-teen-for-murders.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/274192/abqnewsseeker/valencia-co-grand-jury-charges-teen-in-double-homicide.html

Killed – Boy – Jeremy Hatfield (Carlsbad, NM)

Jeremy Hatfield

CARLSBAD — A Carlsbad boy is accused of fatally shooting his cousin late Wednesday night. Carlsbad police said Michael Schultz, 15, shot Jeremy Hatfield, 12, around 9 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 400 block of North Olive Street.

Schultz reportedly told officers responding to a call around 9 p.m. Wednesday that his cousin, also known as Jeremy Romero Martinez, had been the victim of a drive-by shooting. Officers found Hatfield with his sister, Destiny Romero, on the front yard of their Olive Street home, suffering from a gun shot wound to his abdomen, according to a news release from the Carlsbad Police Department.

Hatfield was transported to Carlsbad Medical Center and pronounced dead at 10:32 p.m. from his wound.

A later statement from police by Schultz reportedly revealed that he and Hatfield had been talking outside when he pointed what he believed to be an unloaded gun at the boy and fired.

Schultz reportedly said that Hatfield was in possession of a toy gun during the incident.

Family members indicated to police investigators that Schultz and his cousin were close friends and no animosity existed between the two.

Schultz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, unlawful possession of a handgun and tampering with evidence. He is being held at the Eddy County Juvenile Detention Center.

CARSLBAD >> A 16-year-old Carlsbad boy was ordered Friday to spend two years on supervised probation for the September shooting death of his cousin, 12-year-old Jeremy Hatfield.

Michael Schultz had earlier entered a plea of no contest to charges of involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and possession of a handgun.

http://www.currentargus.com/ci_24021494/breaking-police-carlsbad-boy-12-killed-accidental-shooting?source=most_viewed

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_25038759/carlsbad-teen-gets-two-years-probation-shooting-death

http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/09/06/michael_schultz_jeremy_hatfield_a_teenager_is_charged_with_involuntary_manslaughter.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/police-teen-shot-and-killed-cousin/21792498

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/currentargus/obituary.aspx?pid=166831242

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/currentargus/obituary.aspx?pid=166918305

http://www.westfuneralhomellc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2225929&fh_id=13587

Double Shooting – Killed – Adrian Carriaga (Albuquerque, NM)

Adrian Carriaga

Investigators say an Albuquerque man killed his roommate over a woman. Clive Phillips, 21, faces murder and aggravated battery charges in the shooting death of Adrian Carriaga. According to court records, Phillips shot Carriaga at their apartment on Dellyne Northwest near Unser on Sunday. Police said Phillips’ girlfriend was having an affair with Carriaga. Phillips also shot her in the leg during the incident. She is expected to recover.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/9716440

http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits/show/237283

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Albuquerque, NM)

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Investigators say an Albuquerque man killed his roommate over a woman. Clive Phillips, 21, faces murder and aggravated battery charges in the shooting death of Adrian Carriaga. According to court records, Phillips shot Carriaga at their apartment on Dellyne Northwest near Unser on Sunday. Police said Phillips’ girlfriend was having an affair with Carriaga. Phillips also shot her in the leg during the incident. She is expected to recover.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/9716440

http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits/show/237283

Killed – Augustine Grano (Springer, NM)

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SPRINGER — After two court-approved preliminary hearing continuances for 71-year-old Eugene Gonzales of Springer, who is charged with the first-degree murder of 61-year-old Augustine Grano of Springer, a preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 in the Colfax County Magistrate Court in Springer.

According to the court-filed statement of probable cause, on Sept. 1 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Raton police dispatch received a call from Gonzales who reportedly admitted to shooting Grano in the head. When Springer Police Chief Leon Herrera and officer Tony Wolfe arrived at the scene at 820 Mirenda in Springer, they found Gonzales standing by his pickup truck. Inside the truck, according to the court report filed in Springer Magistrate Court, police found a black-with-wooden-grip revolver. Springer emergency medical service personnel found Grano inside the residence with no signs of life.

According to the report, Herrera overheard Gonzales admitting to Grano’s murder upon his immediate arrest. The report did not indicate if the residence belonged to Gonzales or Grano.

http://sangrechronicle.com/raton_comet/article_c0d5082c-94cc-5db3-9604-5c16e2e56af1.html

http://sangrechronicle.com/raton_comet/article_3781e0de-d491-5bcd-a3ca-b0903ed956e1.html

http://sangrechronicle.com/raton_comet/article_6c212e33-fd8f-5d0e-bea2-b2360ab2ee7c.html

http://krtnradio.com/2013/09/03/springer-man-arrested-in-shooting/

http://krtnradio.com/2013/09/09/in-memory-of-augustie-grano-jr/

http://www.abqjournal.com/256984/abqnewsseeker/springer-man-accused-of-first-degree-murder.html

Double Murder – Killed – Eric Vega (Silver City, NM)

Eric Vega

SILVER CITY >> The second victim in Friday’s double shooting has died and the 16-year-old shooter is expected to be charged with a second open count of murder. The shooting occurred just after 11 a.m. Friday outside a home near the intersection of 16th and N. Gold Streets in Silver City.

Eric Vega, 19, was killed in the shooting after being shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Jose Varela, 17, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and died just before 11 p.m. Friday night.

Filemon Varela Jr., 16, was charged with an open count of murder, aggravated battery, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun by a person under the age of 19, earlier in the day, according to a press release from the Silver City Police Department. He now faces a second murder charge. All three are Silver City residents and relatives. The weapon used was a 9 mm handgun.

Silver City Police were called to a residence at 1620 N. Swan Street in Silver City in reference to a report of a shooting at about 11:10 a.m. At 11:16 a.m., Central Dispatch received a call from the emergency room at Gila Regional Medical Center reporting that two men had arrived with gunshot wounds. By the time police arrived at the hospital E.R., Vega had been pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to the chest, and Jose Varela was being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

SILVER CITY >> The Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office will likely decide this week whether to charge 16-year-old Filemon Varela, Jr. as an adult in the double murder of his two cousins, 19-year-old Eric Vega, Jr., and 17-year-old Jose “Chugie” Varela, Jr.

http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_23983365

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/2-killed-in-silver-city-shooting/21731738

http://www.abqjournal.com/521399/news/silver-city-teen-scheduled-to-face-murder-trial-in-shooting-of-cousins-in-2013.html

http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_24053830

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116889090

http://www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1079096

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lcsun-news/obituary.aspx?pid=166885957

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/obituaries/12057-jose-chugie-m-varela-17-a-resident-of-silver-city-nm-pending

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lcsun-news/obituary.aspx?pid=166885952

Double Murder – Killed – Male Teen – Jose Varela (Silver City, NM)

Jose Varela

SILVER CITY >> The second victim in Friday’s double shooting has died and the 16-year-old shooter is expected to be charged with a second open count of murder. The shooting occurred just after 11 a.m. Friday outside a home near the intersection of 16th and N. Gold Streets in Silver City.

Eric Vega, 19, was killed in the shooting after being shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Jose Varela, 17, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and died just before 11 p.m. Friday night.

Filemon Varela Jr., 16, was charged with an open count of murder, aggravated battery, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun by a person under the age of 19, earlier in the day, according to a press release from the Silver City Police Department. He now faces a second murder charge. All three are Silver City residents and relatives. The weapon used was a 9 mm handgun.

Silver City Police were called to a residence at 1620 N. Swan Street in Silver City in reference to a report of a shooting at about 11:10 a.m. At 11:16 a.m., Central Dispatch received a call from the emergency room at Gila Regional Medical Center reporting that two men had arrived with gunshot wounds. By the time police arrived at the hospital E.R., Vega had been pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to the chest, and Jose Varela was being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

SILVER CITY >> The Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office will likely decide this week whether to charge 16-year-old Filemon Varela, Jr. as an adult in the double murder of his two cousins, 19-year-old Eric Vega, Jr., and 17-year-old Jose “Chugie” Varela, Jr.

http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_23983365

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/2-killed-in-silver-city-shooting/21731738

http://www.abqjournal.com/521399/news/silver-city-teen-scheduled-to-face-murder-trial-in-shooting-of-cousins-in-2013.html

http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_24053830

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116889090

http://www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1079096

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lcsun-news/obituary.aspx?pid=166885957

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/obituaries/12057-jose-chugie-m-varela-17-a-resident-of-silver-city-nm-pending

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lcsun-news/obituary.aspx?pid=166885952

Killed – Hector Leija (Carlsbad, NM)

Hector Leija

CARLSBAD >> A 61-year-old man is dead after an early-morning encounter Wednesday with Carlsbad police.

Police said in a press release that officers responded to a disturbance on the 3800 block of Fleetwood Street, where they found the man armed with a gun.

Neighbors, who identified the victim as Hector Leija, a father, husband, and grandfather, said they heard several shots fired during the early-morning incident.

A neighbor of the victim, who asked not to be identified, said she woke up around 12:25 a.m. to the sound of gunfire. “It sounded like they were shooting at a mob boss or something,” she said.

2013-08-06
Leija, Hector (61)
New Mexico (Carlsbad)
Police were responding to a disturbance when they encountered a man who was allegedly armed with a gun. Officers shot and killed the man.[35][36]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_August_2013c

http://www.currentargus.com/ci_23820664/carlsbad-man-61-dead-after-police-shooting?source=most_viewed

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_24236857/state-investigation-into-carlsbad-mans-dead-concluded

http://on.aol.com/video/carlsbad-police-shoot-and-kill-61-year-old-man-517890116

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/currentargus/obituary.aspx?n=hector-b-leija&pid=166398276&

Killed – John Chavez (Albuquerque, NM)

male

SANDIA PARK, N.M. —A deputy-involved shooting in Sandia Park Sunday night ended with one man dead.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston held a news conference from the East Area Command Center Sunday detailing the events leading up to the fatal shooting. Houston said John Chavez, 54, was shot at a home at 396 La Madera Road in Sandia Park shortly after 7 p.m.

Six to seven deputies were called to that home at 4:45 pm, after Chavez’s ex-wife called 911 saying that her ex-husband was threatening suicide.

When deputies arrived, Houston said deputies starting negotiating with Chavez. During negotiations Chavez went inside his home and armed himself with a high-powered rifle.

The deputies spoke to Chavez for roughly an hour and a half, trying to talk him down. Houston said the officers were preparing to leave the home before the shooting.

BCSO said Chavez pointed the rifle at deputies as they were retreated, triggering the shooting.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/bcso-deputyinvolved-shooting-in-sandia-park/21329632

http://www.abqjournal.com/242892/news/red-flags-missing-in-shooting-case.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Japheth Seaman (Albuquerque, NM)

Japheth Seaman

A shootout left Japheth Seaman, 36, dead and another man injured during a charity benefit at a motorcycle club in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday afternoon. The victim was part of an outlaw motorcycle gang that drove up to the Black Berets motorcycle club and started trouble during a fundraiser for a 15-year-old girl with cancer. Police recovered more than 70 bullet casings from the scene but are still trying to figure out who fired the shot that killed Seaman.

The violence broke out Sunday when police said Malachi Seaman, his brother Japheth Seaman and another rider pulled up to the fundraiser and attacked someone with a baton. Police added two of the riders pulled out guns.

At least 70 shots were fired.

Police don’t know who all fired guns, whose gunfire killed Japheth Seaman or whose hit a bystander in the leg.

A second person in the crowd was shot, but he is expected to survive.

Initial news reports described the incident as a “drive-by shooting” of a peaceful gathering by the three Vagos but that story has already fallen apart. The three Vagos were invited to a fund raiser for a sick girl by members of the Black Berets Motorcycle Club. The three Vagos arrived at the gathering on motorcycles at about 3:30 p.m. They dismounted and mingled with the crowd until about four when more than 70 shots were fired. Other than Malachi Seaman’s collapsible baton, the Vagos appeared to have been unarmed.

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/the-gun-report-august-6-2013/

http://krqe.com/news/local/central/1-dead-1-arrested-in-benefit-shooting

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/fundraiser-shooting-suspect-appears-in-court/21359218

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/shots-fired-in-albuquerque-fundraiser/21329794

http://www.agingrebel.com/9163

http://www.abqjournal.com/244602/news/biker-gang-showdown-possible-in-duke-city.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/245116/news/turf-at-center-of-biker-gang-conflict-in-nm.html

http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_23800180/man-is-fatally-shot-at-nm-fundraising-event

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Albuquerque, NM)

male

A shootout left Japheth Seaman, 36, dead and another man injured during a charity benefit at a motorcycle club in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday afternoon. The victim was part of an outlaw motorcycle gang that drove up to the Black Berets motorcycle club and started trouble during a fundraiser for a 15-year-old girl with cancer. Police recovered more than 70 bullet casings from the scene but are still trying to figure out who fired the shot that killed Seaman.

The violence broke out Sunday when police said Malachi Seaman, his brother Japheth Seaman and another rider pulled up to the fundraiser and attacked someone with a baton. Police added two of the riders pulled out guns.

At least 70 shots were fired.

Police don’t know who all fired guns, whose gunfire killed Japheth Seaman or whose hit a bystander in the leg.

A second person in the crowd was shot, but he is expected to survive.

Initial news reports described the incident as a “drive-by shooting” of a peaceful gathering by the three Vagos but that story has already fallen apart. The three Vagos were invited to a fund raiser for a sick girl by members of the Black Berets Motorcycle Club. The three Vagos arrived at the gathering on motorcycles at about 3:30 p.m. They dismounted and mingled with the crowd until about four when more than 70 shots were fired. Other than Malachi Seaman’s collapsible baton, the Vagos appeared to have been unarmed.

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/the-gun-report-august-6-2013/

http://krqe.com/news/local/central/1-dead-1-arrested-in-benefit-shooting

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/fundraiser-shooting-suspect-appears-in-court/21359218

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/shots-fired-in-albuquerque-fundraiser/21329794

http://www.agingrebel.com/9163

http://www.abqjournal.com/244602/news/biker-gang-showdown-possible-in-duke-city.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/245116/news/turf-at-center-of-biker-gang-conflict-in-nm.html

http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_23800180/man-is-fatally-shot-at-nm-fundraising-event

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Lisa Cash (Las Cruces, NM)

female

LAS CRUCES >> The night before he was scheduled to face a grand jury, a 70-year-old man abducted his sister-in-law, then fatally shot her and himself Wednesday evening in an apparent murder-suicide that unfolded in the street, before several small children and shocked neighbors near Bellamah and Lee’s.

Lisa Cash, 59, and Rick McIntyre, both of Las Cruces, were pronounced dead at an area hospital later that night, according to a Las Cruces police news release issued Thursday afternoon. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

Witnesses told LCPD investigators that McIntyre, who lives in the 1800 block of Ash Avenue, was walking Wednesday evening near Cash’s home in the 2200 block of Solar Way, about three miles away.

McIntyre, according to the news release, recently had been under investigation for abuse and sexual assault against a relative of Cash. Family members had accused McIntyre of abusing his wife, an LCPD incident report filed in May states.

Cash, who was on her way to run errands, stopped her Toyota Tacoma so she could talk to McIntyre, officials reported.

That’s when, detectives believe, McIntyre forced himself into Cash’s pickup at gunpoint. She drove a few blocks, turning onto Bellamah Drive, a witness said. As they argued, McIntyre reported fired his .38-caliber revolver, hitting Cash in the head.

He then got out of the truck and fired a shot into his head.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a man fatally shot himself after he killed his sister-in-law because she was a possible grand jury witness against him.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/newmexico/ci_23778868/police-court-date-pushes-las-cruces-man-kill

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23801305/las-cruces-sun-news

http://www.kvia.com/news/only-on-abc7-friends-family-remember-woman-shot-and-killed-in-las-cruces/21410918

http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23786908/friends-remember-las-cruces-woman-slain-murder-suicide?source=most_emailed

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23778868/police-court-date-pushes-las-cruces-man-kill

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/08/02/man-kills-relative-who-was-possible-witness/

http://www.kvia.com/news/third-judicial-district-attorneys-office-murdersuicide-beyond-our-control/21316184

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Rick McIntyre (Las Cruces, NM)

male

LAS CRUCES >> The night before he was scheduled to face a grand jury, a 70-year-old man abducted his sister-in-law, then fatally shot her and himself Wednesday evening in an apparent murder-suicide that unfolded in the street, before several small children and shocked neighbors near Bellamah and Lee’s.

Lisa Cash, 59, and Rick McIntyre, both of Las Cruces, were pronounced dead at an area hospital later that night, according to a Las Cruces police news release issued Thursday afternoon. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

Witnesses told LCPD investigators that McIntyre, who lives in the 1800 block of Ash Avenue, was walking Wednesday evening near Cash’s home in the 2200 block of Solar Way, about three miles away.

McIntyre, according to the news release, recently had been under investigation for abuse and sexual assault against a relative of Cash. Family members had accused McIntyre of abusing his wife, an LCPD incident report filed in May states.

Cash, who was on her way to run errands, stopped her Toyota Tacoma so she could talk to McIntyre, officials reported.

That’s when, detectives believe, McIntyre forced himself into Cash’s pickup at gunpoint. She drove a few blocks, turning onto Bellamah Drive, a witness said. As they argued, McIntyre reported fired his .38-caliber revolver, hitting Cash in the head.

He then got out of the truck and fired a shot into his head.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say a man fatally shot himself after he killed his sister-in-law because she was a possible grand jury witness against him.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/newmexico/ci_23778868/police-court-date-pushes-las-cruces-man-kill

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23801305/las-cruces-sun-news

http://www.kvia.com/news/only-on-abc7-friends-family-remember-woman-shot-and-killed-in-las-cruces/21410918

http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23786908/friends-remember-las-cruces-woman-slain-murder-suicide?source=most_emailed

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23778868/police-court-date-pushes-las-cruces-man-kill

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/08/02/man-kills-relative-who-was-possible-witness/

http://www.kvia.com/news/third-judicial-district-attorneys-office-murdersuicide-beyond-our-control/21316184

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Farmington, NM)

male

ZTEC — The two men charged with murder in connection to a deadly shootout on Hopi Street in July pleaded not guilty in district court on Monday.

Lawrence Kellywood, 26, and Levi Wilson, 31, are charged with murder, attempted murder, shooting at a dwelling, two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder. The two men were arraigned in district court Monday morning.

Police said Kellywood and Wilson shot at Michael Tafoya, 27, who was at his home at 101 E. Hopi on July 27, according to documents.

Tafoya, who had his gun collection at hand, returned fire.

In the ensuing gun fight, Christopher Valdez, a 40-year-old neighbor, was shot in the chest and killed. Police described Valdez as a bystander and said he was running toward the sound of gunfire when he was shot and killed. Kellywood, Wilson, Tafoya and Kathleen Keck, 27, were shot and survived.

Police have said they are not certain who fired the shots that killed Valdez.

Just before 8:40 p.m., police were called to 101 E. Hopi St. One of men shot Saturday, Michael Tafoya, lives at the home, police said.et that struck him was never recovered from the scene, police and prosecutors said.

Tafoya was shot in the left arm and armpit and is expected to survive, Lane said.

Kathleen Keck, 26, was visiting Tafoya’s home. She was shot in the right arm and left chest and was in fair condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center on Sunday, according to a nurse supervisor.

Minutes after police were called to Tafoya’s house, Lawrence Kellywood, 26, was dropped off at San Juan Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the face and arm. On Sunday afternoon, he was in serious condition, a nurse supervisor said.

Several hours after the shooting, Levi Wilson, a 31-year-old Kirtland man, arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the left hand and right arm. Wilson told police he was shot in a separate incident, but investigators have not confirmed Wilson’s statements, Lane said.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24260596/suspects-plead-not-guilty-district-court-christopher-valdezs

http://www.abqjournal.com/227370/news/1-dead-3-wounded-in-shooting-in-farmington.html

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23749205/1-dead-3-wounded-shooting-farmington

http://www.abqjournal.com/319489/news/lawyer-suspects-had-fled-before-fatal-shot-2.html

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23760437/warrant-issued-man-farmington-shooting

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/746532/Valdez-Christopher.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=166118813

 

 

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Farmington, NM)

female

ZTEC — The two men charged with murder in connection to a deadly shootout on Hopi Street in July pleaded not guilty in district court on Monday.

Lawrence Kellywood, 26, and Levi Wilson, 31, are charged with murder, attempted murder, shooting at a dwelling, two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder. The two men were arraigned in district court Monday morning.

Police said Kellywood and Wilson shot at Michael Tafoya, 27, who was at his home at 101 E. Hopi on July 27, according to documents.

Tafoya, who had his gun collection at hand, returned fire.

In the ensuing gun fight, Christopher Valdez, a 40-year-old neighbor, was shot in the chest and killed. Police described Valdez as a bystander and said he was running toward the sound of gunfire when he was shot and killed. Kellywood, Wilson, Tafoya and Kathleen Keck, 27, were shot and survived.

Police have said they are not certain who fired the shots that killed Valdez.

Just before 8:40 p.m., police were called to 101 E. Hopi St. One of men shot Saturday, Michael Tafoya, lives at the home, police said.et that struck him was never recovered from the scene, police and prosecutors said.

Tafoya was shot in the left arm and armpit and is expected to survive, Lane said.

Kathleen Keck, 26, was visiting Tafoya’s home. She was shot in the right arm and left chest and was in fair condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center on Sunday, according to a nurse supervisor.

Minutes after police were called to Tafoya’s house, Lawrence Kellywood, 26, was dropped off at San Juan Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the face and arm. On Sunday afternoon, he was in serious condition, a nurse supervisor said.

Several hours after the shooting, Levi Wilson, a 31-year-old Kirtland man, arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the left hand and right arm. Wilson told police he was shot in a separate incident, but investigators have not confirmed Wilson’s statements, Lane said.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24260596/suspects-plead-not-guilty-district-court-christopher-valdezs

http://www.abqjournal.com/227370/news/1-dead-3-wounded-in-shooting-in-farmington.html

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23749205/1-dead-3-wounded-shooting-farmington

http://www.abqjournal.com/319489/news/lawyer-suspects-had-fled-before-fatal-shot-2.html

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23760437/warrant-issued-man-farmington-shooting

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/746532/Valdez-Christopher.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=166118813

 

 

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Farmington, NM)

male

ZTEC — The two men charged with murder in connection to a deadly shootout on Hopi Street in July pleaded not guilty in district court on Monday.

Lawrence Kellywood, 26, and Levi Wilson, 31, are charged with murder, attempted murder, shooting at a dwelling, two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder. The two men were arraigned in district court Monday morning.

Police said Kellywood and Wilson shot at Michael Tafoya, 27, who was at his home at 101 E. Hopi on July 27, according to documents.

Tafoya, who had his gun collection at hand, returned fire.

In the ensuing gun fight, Christopher Valdez, a 40-year-old neighbor, was shot in the chest and killed. Police described Valdez as a bystander and said he was running toward the sound of gunfire when he was shot and killed. Kellywood, Wilson, Tafoya and Kathleen Keck, 27, were shot and survived.

Police have said they are not certain who fired the shots that killed Valdez.

Just before 8:40 p.m., police were called to 101 E. Hopi St. One of men shot Saturday, Michael Tafoya, lives at the home, police said.et that struck him was never recovered from the scene, police and prosecutors said.

Tafoya was shot in the left arm and armpit and is expected to survive, Lane said.

Kathleen Keck, 26, was visiting Tafoya’s home. She was shot in the right arm and left chest and was in fair condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center on Sunday, according to a nurse supervisor.

Minutes after police were called to Tafoya’s house, Lawrence Kellywood, 26, was dropped off at San Juan Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the face and arm. On Sunday afternoon, he was in serious condition, a nurse supervisor said.

Several hours after the shooting, Levi Wilson, a 31-year-old Kirtland man, arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the left hand and right arm. Wilson told police he was shot in a separate incident, but investigators have not confirmed Wilson’s statements, Lane said.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24260596/suspects-plead-not-guilty-district-court-christopher-valdezs

http://www.abqjournal.com/227370/news/1-dead-3-wounded-in-shooting-in-farmington.html

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23749205/1-dead-3-wounded-shooting-farmington

http://www.abqjournal.com/319489/news/lawyer-suspects-had-fled-before-fatal-shot-2.html

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23760437/warrant-issued-man-farmington-shooting

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/746532/Valdez-Christopher.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=166118813

 

 

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Farmington, NM)

male

ZTEC — The two men charged with murder in connection to a deadly shootout on Hopi Street in July pleaded not guilty in district court on Monday.

Lawrence Kellywood, 26, and Levi Wilson, 31, are charged with murder, attempted murder, shooting at a dwelling, two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder. The two men were arraigned in district court Monday morning.

Police said Kellywood and Wilson shot at Michael Tafoya, 27, who was at his home at 101 E. Hopi on July 27, according to documents.

Tafoya, who had his gun collection at hand, returned fire.

In the ensuing gun fight, Christopher Valdez, a 40-year-old neighbor, was shot in the chest and killed. Police described Valdez as a bystander and said he was running toward the sound of gunfire when he was shot and killed. Kellywood, Wilson, Tafoya and Kathleen Keck, 27, were shot and survived.

Police have said they are not certain who fired the shots that killed Valdez.

Just before 8:40 p.m., police were called to 101 E. Hopi St. One of men shot Saturday, Michael Tafoya, lives at the home, police said.et that struck him was never recovered from the scene, police and prosecutors said.

Tafoya was shot in the left arm and armpit and is expected to survive, Lane said.

Kathleen Keck, 26, was visiting Tafoya’s home. She was shot in the right arm and left chest and was in fair condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center on Sunday, according to a nurse supervisor.

Minutes after police were called to Tafoya’s house, Lawrence Kellywood, 26, was dropped off at San Juan Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the face and arm. On Sunday afternoon, he was in serious condition, a nurse supervisor said.

Several hours after the shooting, Levi Wilson, a 31-year-old Kirtland man, arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the left hand and right arm. Wilson told police he was shot in a separate incident, but investigators have not confirmed Wilson’s statements, Lane said.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24260596/suspects-plead-not-guilty-district-court-christopher-valdezs

http://www.abqjournal.com/227370/news/1-dead-3-wounded-in-shooting-in-farmington.html

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23749205/1-dead-3-wounded-shooting-farmington

http://www.abqjournal.com/319489/news/lawyer-suspects-had-fled-before-fatal-shot-2.html

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23760437/warrant-issued-man-farmington-shooting

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/746532/Valdez-Christopher.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=166118813

 

 

Mass Shooting – Killed – Christopher Valdez (Farmington, NM)

Christopher Valdez

ZTEC — The two men charged with murder in connection to a deadly shootout on Hopi Street in July pleaded not guilty in district court on Monday.

Lawrence Kellywood, 26, and Levi Wilson, 31, are charged with murder, attempted murder, shooting at a dwelling, two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder. The two men were arraigned in district court Monday morning.

Police said Kellywood and Wilson shot at Michael Tafoya, 27, who was at his home at 101 E. Hopi on July 27, according to documents.

Tafoya, who had his gun collection at hand, returned fire.

In the ensuing gun fight, Christopher Valdez, a 40-year-old neighbor, was shot in the chest and killed. Police described Valdez as a bystander and said he was running toward the sound of gunfire when he was shot and killed. Kellywood, Wilson, Tafoya and Kathleen Keck, 27, were shot and survived.

Police have said they are not certain who fired the shots that killed Valdez.

Just before 8:40 p.m., police were called to 101 E. Hopi St. One of men shot Saturday, Michael Tafoya, lives at the home, police said.et that struck him was never recovered from the scene, police and prosecutors said.

Tafoya was shot in the left arm and armpit and is expected to survive, Lane said.

Kathleen Keck, 26, was visiting Tafoya’s home. She was shot in the right arm and left chest and was in fair condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center on Sunday, according to a nurse supervisor.

Minutes after police were called to Tafoya’s house, Lawrence Kellywood, 26, was dropped off at San Juan Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the face and arm. On Sunday afternoon, he was in serious condition, a nurse supervisor said.

Several hours after the shooting, Levi Wilson, a 31-year-old Kirtland man, arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds. He was shot in the left hand and right arm. Wilson told police he was shot in a separate incident, but investigators have not confirmed Wilson’s statements, Lane said.

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_24260596/suspects-plead-not-guilty-district-court-christopher-valdezs

http://www.abqjournal.com/227370/news/1-dead-3-wounded-in-shooting-in-farmington.html

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_23746219/names-released-victims-suspects-saturdays-fatal-shooting-farmington

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23749205/1-dead-3-wounded-shooting-farmington

http://www.abqjournal.com/319489/news/lawyer-suspects-had-fled-before-fatal-shot-2.html

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23760437/warrant-issued-man-farmington-shooting

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/746532/Valdez-Christopher.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=166118813

 

 

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Barbara Swortwood (Albuquerque, NM)

Barbara Swortwood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Two people are dead following a Wednesday night shooting in a home on Aliso Drive NE.

Police say a woman in the home called 911 around 8 p.m. Wednesday, saying that her mother and father were having a fight. The mother and father were identified as William Swortwood, 65, and Barbara Smortwood, 53.

Albuquerque police said William shot Barbara before killing himself.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/police-shooting-leaves-2-dead-in-albuquerque/21155144

http://www.currentargus.com/ci_23726984/police-2-dead-after-shooting-at-albuquerque-home

http://new-mexico.icito.com/tag/william-swortwood/

http://new-mexico.icito.com/uncategorized/victims-idd-in-ne-abq-murder-suicide-5/

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http://www.frenchfunerals.com/obituaries/Wiliam-Swortwoodii/

Murder/Suicide – Dead – William Swortwood (Albuquerque, NM)

William Swortwood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Two people are dead following a Wednesday night shooting in a home on Aliso Drive NE.

Police say a woman in the home called 911 around 8 p.m. Wednesday, saying that her mother and father were having a fight. The mother and father were identified as William Swortwood, 65, and Barbara Smortwood, 53.

Albuquerque police said William shot Barbara before killing himself.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/police-shooting-leaves-2-dead-in-albuquerque/21155144

http://www.currentargus.com/ci_23726984/police-2-dead-after-shooting-at-albuquerque-home

http://new-mexico.icito.com/tag/william-swortwood/

http://new-mexico.icito.com/uncategorized/victims-idd-in-ne-abq-murder-suicide-5/

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http://www.frenchfunerals.com/obituaries/Wiliam-Swortwoodii/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Antonio Trujillo (Albuquerque, NM)

Antonio Trujillo

The two men shot to death during an apparent domestic dispute in the 9000 block of Seaside Road NW Monday evening have been identified as Henry Aragon, 58, and Antonio Trujillo, 38, according to an Albuquerque Police Department news release.

According to APD spokeswoman Tasia Martinez, Aragon called 911 advising that he had just shot his son-in-law, Trujillo, and could be heard yelling at Trujillo “not to die.”

Southwest Field Officers were dispatched at 6:42 p.m., and arrived at the home within minutes, and as they were coming up with a plan to safely contact Aragon, they heard a gunshot from inside the house, Martinez said.

Officers rushed to the residence and saw a man later identified as Aragon on the floor of the garage with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said. The second man was found in a chair, also with a gunshot wound to the head.

Emergency personnel who arrived on scene pronounced both men dead.

A preliminary investigation found that Aragon had been drinking with some neighbors in his garage since the late afternoon and into the early evening, police said. At some point, Trujillo came home from work and began drinking as well.

According to police, the two men began arguing and the shooting ensued.

Aragon reportedly shot himself in front of a neighbor who was trying to get Aragon to give him the weapon, police said.

http://www.abqjournal.com/224774/news/updated-dead-men-idd-in-nw-abq-dispute.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/2-people-found-dead-in-nw-albuquerque-home/21120822

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23714283/police-man-shot-himself-after-killing-other-man

http://murder-suicide.blogspot.com/2013/07/two-men-dead-after-drunken-argument.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lasvegasoptic/obituary.aspx?pid=166101416

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Daniel2/memsol.cgi?user_id=1049464

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Henry Aragon (Albuquerque, NM)

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The two men shot to death during an apparent domestic dispute in the 9000 block of Seaside Road NW Monday evening have been identified as Henry Aragon, 58, and Antonio Trujillo, 38, according to an Albuquerque Police Department news release.

According to APD spokeswoman Tasia Martinez, Aragon called 911 advising that he had just shot his son-in-law, Trujillo, and could be heard yelling at Trujillo “not to die.”

Southwest Field Officers were dispatched at 6:42 p.m., and arrived at the home within minutes, and as they were coming up with a plan to safely contact Aragon, they heard a gunshot from inside the house, Martinez said.

Officers rushed to the residence and saw a man later identified as Aragon on the floor of the garage with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said. The second man was found in a chair, also with a gunshot wound to the head.

Emergency personnel who arrived on scene pronounced both men dead.

A preliminary investigation found that Aragon had been drinking with some neighbors in his garage since the late afternoon and into the early evening, police said. At some point, Trujillo came home from work and began drinking as well.

According to police, the two men began arguing and the shooting ensued.

Aragon reportedly shot himself in front of a neighbor who was trying to get Aragon to give him the weapon, police said.

http://www.abqjournal.com/224774/news/updated-dead-men-idd-in-nw-abq-dispute.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/2-people-found-dead-in-nw-albuquerque-home/21120822

http://www.ruidosonews.com/ci_23714283/police-man-shot-himself-after-killing-other-man

http://murder-suicide.blogspot.com/2013/07/two-men-dead-after-drunken-argument.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lasvegasoptic/obituary.aspx?pid=166101416

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Daniel2/memsol.cgi?user_id=1049464

Killed – Richard Glass (Albuquerque, NM)

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An Albuquerque man was in jail late Monday on a $1 million bond after police arrested him in the shooting death of a West Side jewelry store employee, according to court and jail records.

Police received information from a confidential informant that concluded the investigation and resulted in the arrest over the weekend of Manuel Gardner.

Gardner, 24, is charged with an open count of murder in the July 19 death of Richard Glass, court and jail records say.

Police say Gardner stormed into the National Jewelry Buyers at 9784 Coors NW and, within about 15 seconds, shot Glass and made off with $1,700 in cash.

Around 5 p.m. Friday, police officers responded to a shots fired call at the business location on Coors, near Westside.

http://www.abqjournal.com/246254/news/suspect-charged-in-killing-robbery-at-jewelry-store.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/Jewelry-Store-Homicide/21087672

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/man-shot-near-nw-albuquerque-shopping-center/21090888

http://www.abqjournal.com/224000/news/man-dead-in-store-robbery-4.html

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Jean Kratz (Deming, NM)

Jean Kratz

DEMING – Deming Police officials are investigating what appears to be a murder/suicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon at 1820 S. Saddler.

Det. Sgt. Clint Hogan said Robert Kratz, age 64, was found sitting in the living room with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found with a .38-caliber handgun in his lap.

His wife of 43 years, Jean Kratz, age 62, was found dead in bed with at least one gunshot wound to the side of her head.

Captain Bobby Orosco said officers were sent to the residence at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after dispatchers received a 911 call about an unattended death.

It appears the 911 call was made by Robert Kratz, reporting that his wife was dead.

Kratz must have immediately turned the gun on himself, because Hogan, Officer Richard Gallosa and emergency medical responders who arrived within minutes of the 911 call found him alive but suffering from a gunshot wound.Orosco said Robert Kratz was transported to the hospital by ambulance but died in the emergency room.

Hogan said no note was found.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23689853/deming-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide

http://murder-suicide.blogspot.com/2013/07/killer-calls-911-before-shooting-himself.html

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23689853/deming-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/obituaries/11468-robert-kratz-64-a-resident-of-deming-nm-pending

http://www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1035657

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/obituaries/11469-jean-kratz-62-a-resident-of-deming-nm-pending

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Robert Kratz (Deming, NM)

male

DEMING – Deming Police officials are investigating what appears to be a murder/suicide that occurred Wednesday afternoon at 1820 S. Saddler.

Det. Sgt. Clint Hogan said Robert Kratz, age 64, was found sitting in the living room with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found with a .38-caliber handgun in his lap.

His wife of 43 years, Jean Kratz, age 62, was found dead in bed with at least one gunshot wound to the side of her head.

Captain Bobby Orosco said officers were sent to the residence at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after dispatchers received a 911 call about an unattended death.

It appears the 911 call was made by Robert Kratz, reporting that his wife was dead.

Kratz must have immediately turned the gun on himself, because Hogan, Officer Richard Gallosa and emergency medical responders who arrived within minutes of the 911 call found him alive but suffering from a gunshot wound.Orosco said Robert Kratz was transported to the hospital by ambulance but died in the emergency room.

Hogan said no note was found.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23689853/deming-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide

http://murder-suicide.blogspot.com/2013/07/killer-calls-911-before-shooting-himself.html

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23689853/deming-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/obituaries/11468-robert-kratz-64-a-resident-of-deming-nm-pending

http://www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1035657

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/obituaries/11469-jean-kratz-62-a-resident-of-deming-nm-pending