Roosevelt County
Gun Violence

  • On April 27, 2018, in Portales, New Mexico, Angel Loya, age 23, has been charged with murder. The victim whose identity has not been released later died at the hospital from his injuries. SOURCE: KOB4
  • On April 20, 2018 in Portales, New Mexico, Erika Zamorano, was shot and killed by Gerado Marquez, age 34. SOURCE: THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO NEWS
  • On January 15, 2018 in Portales, New Mexico, James McFarlin, 48 years old, was shot by Roosevelt County Deputies and transported to an area hospital. Deputies had responded to a call of a man using a front-end loader to try and flip an SUV. He refused to stop for deputies and plowed through three fences. There was a confrontation and deputies shot McFarlin. State police are investigating the shooting. SOURCE: SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN
  • On March 16, 2016 in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, two victims were found fatally shot inside a burning house. The victims were 39 year-old John Bustamante and 31 year-old Christina Griffin. Both victims were residents in the house. SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
  • On July 22, 2010 in Portales, New Mexico, 13 year-old De Angelo Montoya shot and killed 21 year-old Eastern New Mexico University student Angel Vale with a gun he stole from the victim's home. SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
  • In April of 2013 in Portales, New Mexico, Jose Alfredo Montoya was shot and killed in his truck by 17 year-old by SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
  • On April 14, 2014 in Portales, New Mexico, a 22 year-old Eastern New Mexico University student was shot and killed by two men who entered his dorm room. SOURCE: KRQU NEWS 13
  • On May 6, 2015 in Portales, New Mexico, a man was shot in the shoulder by Osbaldo Navarette. Mr. Navarette first rammed his car into the victim's vehicle. Apparently, the two had been involved in a previous vehicular accident with each other a week earlier. SOURCE: KRQE