Quay County Gun Violence

  • On June 19, 2018, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Robert Roybal, 55 years old, was killed by police officers. Police responded to a hostage situation. Roybal was holding a knife to a man’s neck. Negotiations lasted for about an hour. A Quay County sheriff’s officer saw Roybal pushing the knife harder against the hostage’s throat. The officer shot at Roybal, killing him. Source: KOB4
  • On December 11, 2017 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a 16-year-old girl shot a 17-year-old boy and a girl in the face with a pellet gun. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On June 23, 2012, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, United States Marshals arrested Carlton Neely and James Edward, who were wanted for a shooting spree in Illinois. Source: U.S. Marshal service
  • On November 27, 2012, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the New Mexico State Police arrested an adopted teenager for shooting and killing the woman who took him in as a foster parent. Source: KOAT.com
  • In December of 2012, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a 19-year-old was charged for shooting and killing his mother with a rifle and then stabbing his sister to death. Source: ABC 7 News
  • On March 29, of 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Muziwokuthula Madonao was charged in the shooting death of 37-year-old Gabriel Baca and 57-year-old Bobby Gonzales. Source: Clovis Journal
  • On July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, 4 suspects were charged in the shooting death of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco. The 4 were also charged with aggravated burglary, taking a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. Source: Clovis Journal

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