Mora County Gun Violence

  • On March 1, 2018, in Guadalupita, New Mexico, Anthony Gabriel Valdez, 28 years old, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Valdez’s ex-girlfriend was inside a vehicle when he pointed a rifle at her. He then fired at least one shot that hit the back of her vehicle when she drove off. Source: Los Alamos Daily Post
  • On February 26, 2018, in Guadalupita, New Mexico, state police officers responded to a reported assault with a deadly weapon. Anthony Gabriel Valdez, 28 years old, of Mora, New Mexico, pointed a rifle at his ex-girlfriend while she was in her vehicle. As she drove away from him, he fired at least one shot, which struck the back of her vehicle. State police officers quickly located Valdez. Source: Los Alamos Daily Post
  • On February 14, 2019, in Mora, New Mexico, police said a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting. State police were called to a residence regarding a 28-year-old man who was shot the previous night. The victim was airlifted to a hospital and was able to identify the person who shot him State Police are still investigating the shooting. Source: New Mexico State Police
  • On September 27, 2013, in Holman, New Mexico, state police responded to a shooting incident at a residence. Upon arrival, police discovered that 51-year-old Adolfo Olivas had shot his girlfriend during a fight. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Source: Department Of Public Safety
  • On March 7, 2012, in Mora County, an armed murder suspect died in a police standoff. Source: KOAT News
  • On February 12, 2012, in Mora County, New Mexico, state police shot and killed murder suspect Wess Brannon who was wanted for the murder of the CEO for Samba Safety. When police arrived at the home of Brannon’s ex-wife, she told the police that he was in the front of the house with a firearm. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On February 8, 2012, in Mora County, New Mexico, 44-year-old Wesley Brannan shot and killed his neighbor, and then kidnapped his wife. Source: KOAT TV

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