San Miguel County Gun Violence

  • On October 27, 2018, in Rociada, New Mexico, Roman Lucero, 46 years old, was shot and killed by William Daniels, 60 years old. Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene. Source: Santa Fe New Mexican
  • On October 13, 2017, in Pecos, New Mexico, Tranquilino Louis Valencio, 33 years-old, was arrested. Police suspect Valencia of robbing a man with a handgun at an ATM near a Family Dollar Store along with Mariano Francisco Araica, age 26, and Terry Silva, age 17. Shortly after the robbery, one of the men and the woman stole a Honda Civic at gunpoint. Source: Santa Fe New Mexican
  • On June 26, 2017, in Pecos, New Mexico, the New Mexico state police shot and killed Rip Huntington, age 36. A 911 call came into state police regarding an armed man near a market in Pecos. A short time later officers on the scene heard gunshots and pursued the suspect’s car. They found it parked on the I-25 frontage road. As officers approached, a barrage of gunshots were fired at them. State police crisis negotiation and tactical teams were called in. Huntington refused to surrender and was killed by a member of the tactical team. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On August 10, 2015, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Las Vegas Police found Marvin Maestes in his car with a rifle. Maestes was wanted in connection with a July 22nd drive-by shooting. Maestes fled after striking the police car. Source: Santa Fe New Mexican
  • On May 8, 2014, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, New Mexico State Police went to the home of Alfredo Lujan, who was reportedly suicidal. Lujan had a rifle and kept entering and exiting the house. The officers tried several attempts to get him to put the rifle down. When Lujan pointed the rifle at the officers, they shot and killed him. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On January 24, 2015, in San Miguel County, New Mexico, Zebadia Romero robbed the Pecos River Station Convenience Store. The store owner pulled out his gun and shot Romero in his left arm. Source: New Mexico Department Of Safety
  • On July 7, 2014, in Pecos, New Mexico, 29-year-old Luis Miguel Enrique was found shot to death with a gunshot wound to his chest. Source: News West

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