Torrence County
Gun Violence

  • On April 12, 2017, the Torrance County sheriff’s office made an arrest of one juvenile in an apparent burglary and homicide. The charges are first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Sheriff deputies responded to a burglary-after- the-fact at a home where a deceased female was found and the homeowner’s guns laid out on a bed. The names were not released, as the suspects are juveniles. SOURCE: MVTELEGRAPH.COM
  • On June 8, 2015 in Torrance County, New Mexico, a Torrance County sheriff was stabbed after fighting off a murder suspect who was reaching for his gun. SOURCE: KRQE NEWS 13
  • On March 17, 2015 in Torrance, New Mexico, a woman was arrested for shooting a man in the face. SOURCE: KOAT 7 NEWS
  • On November 7, 2014 in Torrance County, New Mexico, a disagreement at a strip club turned deadly. What started as an arm wrestling competition soon turned violent in the parking lot when Morgan Dunkle fired 6 shots, killing one victim and seriously injuring another victim. SOURCE: KRQE
  • On April 8, 2014 in a rural area of Torrance County, a man fired at police when they came to investigate a suspicious car. The officers returned fire. The suspect is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. SOURCE: ALBUQUERQUE
  • On December 14, 2010 in Torrance County, New Mexico, Joshua Arnold was arrested for the murder of 21 year-old John Duran and the attempted murder of 24 year-old Scott Bloomer in Macintosh Park. The incident stemmed for a previous dispute. SOURCE: NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY