San Miguel County
Gun Violence

  • On June 26, 2017, in Pecos, New Mexico, the New Mexico state police shot and killed Rip Huntington, age 36. A 911 call came in to state police regarding an armed man near a market in Pecos. A short time later officers on the scene heard gunshots and pursued the suspect’s car. They found it parked on the I-25 frontage road. As officers approached, a barrage of gunshots was fired at them. State police crisis negotiation and tactical teams were called in. Huntington refused to surrender and was killed by a member of the tactical team. SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
  • On August 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Las Vegas Police found Marvin Maestes in his car with a rifle. Maestes was wanted in connection with a July 22nd drive-by shooting. Maestes fled after striking the police car. SOURCE: SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN
  • On May 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, New Mexico State Police went to the home of Alfredo Lujan, who was reportedly suicidal. Lujna had a rifle and kept entering and exiting the house. The officers tried several attempts to get him to put the rifle down. When Lujan pointed the rifle at the officers, they shot and killed him. SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
  • On January 24, 2015 in San Miguel County, New Mexico, 26 year-old Zebadia Romero robbed the Pecos River Station Convenience Store. The store owner pulled out his gun and shot Romero in his left arm. SOURCE: NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
  • On July 7, 2014 in Pecos, New Mexico, 29 year-old Luis Miguel Enrique was found shot to death with a gun shot wound to his chest. SOURCE: NEWS WEST