• On April 26, 2022 in Portales, New Mexico, Justin Banks (42) was shot and killed by Armando Jimenez (26) at a home near West 16th Street. https://bit.ly/3bhRf39
  • On September 11, 2021 in Portales, New Mexico, Jonathan Mendez (20) was convicted of armed robbery, tampering with evidence, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection to a Sept. 11, 2020 robbery. Mendez had held Brady Vallejos and Jean Pierre Brodie at gunpoint. Vallejos received a gunshot wound to the head and later died in a Lubbock hospital. https://bit.ly/2ZLsMxo
  • On July 15, 2021 in Portales, New Mexico, police responded to a shooting near Confew Park around midnight. They found a 17-year-old boy injured. He was taken to the hospital. https://bit.ly/2YEUhrF
  • On July 8, 2021 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, New Mexico State Police arrested Adam Romanek after he stole his father’s car and drove to Santa Rosa where he pointed his gun at people in their vehicles at a rest stop. https://bit.ly/3CDEg3y
  • On May 14, 2021 in Portales, New Mexico, police responded to a shooting on the 600 block of W. 17th Lane where they found 38-year-old Quintasha Harris suffering from a gunshot wound. The was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. A 16-year-old boy also died in the shooting/ car crash. Officials say it was a domestic related incident and a person of interest was being interviewed. https://bit.ly/3h0Fk9K
  • On May 14, 2021 in Portales, New Mexico, the Eastern New Mexico University Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement were investigating a shooting at San Juan Village that left a juvenile injured. https://bit.ly/3cynLeA
  • On March 27, in Portales, New Mexico, Jordan Venegas (21), Manuel Venegas (19) and a 17-year-old were arrested after getting into an evening shootout with police. https://bit.ly/3wMDoaN
  • On February 27, 2021 in Portales, New Mexico, there was a shootout with law enforcement. Police arrested Jordon Veneges (21), Manuel Veneges (19) and a 17-year-old on charges of an assault against a police officer. https://bit.ly/3rZhSwV
  • 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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