• On May 28, 2022 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a man was shot at his son’s high school graduation party. The shooting occurred around 10:45 p.m. near Cemetery and Quay County Rd. 63. Tyje Garrett (43) and Micheal Arellano (47) got into an argument at Arellano’s son’s graduation celebration. As the dispute escalated, Garrett shot Arellano in front of a number of witnesses including his son. Arellano died in the hospital from his injuries. https://bit.ly/3zDwO8O
  • On November 16, 2021 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a man was charged with multiple accounts of battery and assault after attacking both civilians and police with bear spray. 52-year-old Christopher Link reportedly approached an unnamed victim’s vehicle on his moped at First Street and Tucumcari Blvd, spraying it with bear spray. The driver then followed Link to West Hancock Avenue, where he proceeded to open the vehicle doors, spraying both the driver and the passenger of the truck. Officer Herman Martinez later reported to a motel on West Tucumcari Blvd to question the suspect. Link then attacked Martinez first by punching him, then by removing the officer’s taser and attempting to tase him with it. Finally, Link attempted to steal Martinez’s handgun but was unsuccessful, due to the intervention of a passerby. https://bit.ly/3A1IUZi
  • On November 12, 2021 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, police exchanged fire with a suspect after he removed his ankle monitor. The authorities were searching for Lawrence Rivas (26) when they found him in a Lowes grocery parking lot. Rivas opened fire, which was returned by officers before he was finally apprehended. Rivas had been charged with kidnapping and child abuse, and now faces additional charges. https://bit.ly/3dXCyzX
  • The Quay County police blotter shows that in Tucumcari, New Mexico police responded to shots fired on February 10, at South 6th street, on February 13, on the 1400 block of East Mountain St., and on February 18th, on the block of Quay Rd. AR. https://bit.ly/3bMc8zG
  • On September 16, 2020, Joshua Braziel, 30, was charged with first degree murder and a felon in possession of a controlled substance after shooting and killing Bryan Youman, 19. Meth was found at the residence.
  • 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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