Roosevelt County Gun Violence

  • On April 7, 2019, in Portales, New Mexico, Manuel Silva, age 23, and Korbin Baldridge, age 19, were charged with armed robbery and for killing Adam Holts, age 35. Holts was found dead inside a camper trailer. Fabian Duran, age 32, was arrested soon after for conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Source: The Eastern New Mexico News
  • On April 27, 2018, in Portales, New Mexico, Angel Loya, age 23, has been charged with murder. The victim, whose identity has not been released later died at the hospital from his injuries. Source: KOB4
  • On April 20, 2018, in Portales, New Mexico, Erika Zamorano, was shot and killed by Gerardo Marquez, age 34. Source: The Eastern New Mexico News
  • On January 15, 2018, in Portales, New Mexico, James McFarlin, 48 years old, was shot by Roosevelt County Deputies and transported to an area hospital. Deputies had responded to a call of a man using a front-end loader to try and flip an SUV. He refused to stop for deputies and plowed through three fences. There was a confrontation, and deputies shot McFarlin. State police are investigating the shooting. Source: Santa Fe New Mexican
  • On March 16, 2016, in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, two victims were found fatally shot inside a burning house. The victims were 39-year-old John Bustamante and 31-year-old Christina Griffin. Both victims were residents in the house. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On July 22, 2010, in Portales, New Mexico, 13-year-old De Angelo Montoya shot and killed 21-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student Angel Vale with a gun he stole from the victim’s home. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • In April of 2013 in Portales, New Mexico, Jose Alfredo Montoya was shot and killed in his truck by a 17 year old boy. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On April 14, 2014, in Portales, New Mexico, a 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student was shot and killed by two men who entered his dorm room. Source: KRQE News 13
  • On May 6, 2015, in Portales, New Mexico, a man was shot in the shoulder by Osbaldo Navarette. Mr. Navarette first rammed his car into the victim’s vehicle. Apparently, the two had been involved in a previous vehicular accident with each other a week earlier. Source: KRQE

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