Sandoval County Gun Violence

  • On July 25, 2017, in Algodones, New Mexico, Lane Reed, age 23, fired at pursuing officers during a chase on I-25. Reed had robbed a convenience store, pointing a gun at the clerk and his granddaughter. He took the clerk’s truck, shooting at police officers who were following. Bullets hit police cars but no one was injured. Reed was arrested. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On March 11, 2015, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Nicholas Chavez was arrested for allegedly shooting at a Good Samaritan who was protecting a woman at a gas station when Chavez began aggressively flirting with the woman while she was pumping gas. Source: KRQE
  • On June 20, 2014, in Sandoval County, New Mexico, 2 suspects wanted in the shooting of a Sandoval County deputy during a car chase were captured. Source: KRQE News 13
  • On August 8, 2014, in Algodones, New Mexico, state police responded to a 911 call by the owner of a bed and breakfast who heard shots being fired. When the police arrived, a man was shooting a high-powered rifle and making threats. The officers entered into a dialogue and then opened fire. The shooter is in critical condition. Source: KOAT TV Albuquerque
  • On June 29, 2009, in Sandoval County, New Mexico, a sheriff died after a shootout with an armed robber. Source: Las Cruces Sun
  • On July 26, 2009, in Sandoval County, New Mexico, police shot and killed 62-year-old Joseph Henry Burgess who had been robbing a remote vacation cabin. Burgess was wanted for the murder of several couples. Source: Los Angeles Times
  • On August 14, 2014, a 17-year-old pointed a high-powered rifle at deputies. Deputies told him to put down the firearm. When he did not comply, deputies shot the teen. The teen was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Source: KRQE News
  • On May 25, 2015, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Officer Greg Brenner was shot and killed by a gang member who had previously been in prison for killing another man in 2006. Source: Albuquerque Journal
  • On November 19, 2014, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a 27-year-old man became a shooting victim when an argument occurred in a home filled with his friends and family. 59-year-old James Elliot is being charged with attempted murder. Source: Rio Rancho Observer
  • On November 8, 2014, in Sandoval County, New Mexico, a man in his mid-thirties was found shot to death outside of a home at 1:30 p.m. Source: KRQE
  • On July 16, 2014, in Sandoval County, New Mexico, police reported that someone shot a firearm several times into a home, sending a man in his 50s to the hospital where he died hours later. Source: KRQE

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