Luna County
Gun Violence

  • On July 19, 2013 in Deming, New Mexico, 64 year-old Robert Kratz was found sitting in his living room with a self- inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, Jean Kratz, was found dead in bed with a gunshot would in the side of her head. SOURCE: LAS CRUCES SUN NEWS
  • On July 6, 2015 in Deming, New Mexico, 37 year-old Richard Perez was found shot. He died later that day at the hospital. Robert Tafoya was issued an arrest warrant. Tafoya is a convicted felon. SOURCE: KRQE NEWS 13
  • In 2011 in Columbia, New Mexico, the mayor, police chief and village trustee pleaded guilty to federal charges of trafficking AK-47 style pistols to a Mexican drug cartel. SOURCE: CNN NEWS
  • On May 7, 2007 in Columbia, New Mexico, 2 men were shot and killed and a third seriously injured by an AK-47 in a shootout on the boarder. SOURCE: NEW MEXICO POLITICS.NET
  • On December 20, 2005 in Deming, New Mexico, a shooting occurred inside a Walmart. A 6 year-old girl, an employee and a customer were all wounded. Store employees caught one suspect. Another suspect was arrested by the police later that day. SOURCE: NBC NEWS
  • On November 19, 1999 in Deming, New Mexico, a 13 year-old armed student shot and killed a 13 year old girl at Deming Middle School. She was shot in the head. SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL