• On February 18, 2022 in Socorro, New Mexico, a gun was passed around a High School basketball game at Socorro High. Students who witnessed the weapon passing hands reported the incident and the gun was confiscated. The community was alarmed by the inaction of authorities who only sent the teens home with school suspension. Many believe the individuals should have been placed in juvenile detention. https://bit.ly/3JnOWHl
  • On June 18 2021, in Socorro, New Mexico, police deputies shot and killed one man and injured two others. They arrested Joseph Remalia of Los Lunas and charged him of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The incident occurred after a 911 caller said that several people were inside a truck shooting at a vacant house at 78 Pedro Place. https://bit.ly/3jcO5ie
  • On December 5, 2020, in Socorro, New Mexico, State police shot a man after he allegedly attempted to set fire to a truck and then pointed a gun repeatedly at officers. His condition is unknown. https://bit.ly/3qRsPQu
  • On March 6, 2019 in Socorro County, New Mexico, the New Mexico State police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting involving the Socorro County Sheriff’s office. They had been investigating the report of a stolen Chrysler Cruiser. When they arrived at the scene, Leon Gustafson, age 46, revved the engine and accelerated the car towards Sheriff Armijo. Detective Lopez fired a round at the vehicle. Gustafson was taken into custody. He was wanted on multiple felony charges. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On May 26, 2016, New Mexico State Police investigated a deadly shooting that happened on I-25 southbound near Socorro, New Mexico. Investigators said the suspect was killed by officers, and is believed to have been a suspect wanted for carjacking. Source: KRQE
  • On December 8, 2015 in Socorro County, New Mexico, 29 year-old Daniel Reynolds, who had a stolen gun, was shot by the DA’s investigator. Reynolds was allegedly driving a stolen car when the DA’s investigator tried to pull him over with the help from a Socorro County sheriff’s deputy. Reynolds remains hospitalized in stable condition. Source: KRQE
  • On January 14, 2014 in Socorro County, New Mexico, the bodies of 2 men were found shot to death in a canal. Police are treating it as a homicide investigation. Source: KVIA.com
  • On July 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, a downtown drive by shooting occurred in the middle of the day. 5 to 6 shots were fired on Douglas Ave. Days later, another drive by shooting occurred with 3 shots being fired on Perez St. Source: Las Vegas Times
  • On June 21, 2009 in Socorro, New Mexico, 2 members of the Barrio Azteca gang shot and killed 2 brothers at a Socorro bar after a fight erupted at 2:00 a.m. SOURCE: KOAT
  • On August 12, 2013, police were dispatched to a hospital in reference to a gun shot victim. The victim identified 2 men as suspects who were arrested later in the day for the crime. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On March 27, 2013 in Socorro, New Mexico, a Socorro man reported that a man instigated an argument and then pulled a gun on him. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On April 28, 2013 in Socorro, New Mexico, a woman reported to the police that her vehicle had been shot at with a rifle. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On June 20, 2015 in Socorro, New Mexico, a woman reported that during a child exchange at a Chevron gas station, the suspect threatened to shoot her and her boyfriend. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On June 26, 2015 in Socorro, New Mexico, a victim said that he was approached by a suspect with a firearm who demanded his wallet. When the suspect fled, he ran directly into a police car. He was booked in the Socorro Detention Center. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On July 2, 2015 in Socorro, New Mexico, a drive-by shooting occurred on 6th street. The suspect in the shooting then crashed his car in a ditch. Both the driver and the shooter were intoxicated. Source: B. Chieftain
  • On July 5, 2015 in Socorro, New Mexico, officers were called to a home where a man said a woman had pointed a gun at him. When the police arrived the woman was hallucinating and suicidal. Her firearm was placed as evidence and she was taken to a mental hospital in Albuquerque. Source: B. Chieftain

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