Nature of Nara Visa shooting uncertain

Freedom New Mexico Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting of a 32-year-old Nara Visa man was self-defense or homicide.

Police continue to investigate Nara Visa shooting death

Freedom New Mexico State police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a Nara Visa man and no arrests were made as of Tuesday. On Sunday, police identified 32-year-old Ty Fields as the victim. The shooting took place Saturday night in Nara Visa. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police responded to a report […]

State police identify Nara Visa shooting death victim

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Freedom New Mexico State police have identified 32-year-old Ty Fields as the victim of a fatal shooting which took place Saturday night in Nara Visa. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police responded to a report of a fight between two men on Second Street around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, officers learned one of the […]

District attorney: Police were justified in Gonzales shooting

Thomas Garcia After a four-month investigation, the October shooting death of a Tucumcari man by New Mexico state police has been ruled a justifiable shooting, Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves said. “The officers were acting in the line of duty when they had to shoot,” Reeves said. Reeves said he reviewed a report that […]

Shooting death leaves residents stunned

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Police arrest man in shooting

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with eight felony counts of shooting at a motor vehicle, and two misdemeanor charges of negligent use of a deadly weapon and resisting evading or obstructing an officer. Mikey Romero Jr., was arrested Monday night after he shot at a vehicle traveling on […]

Securing border starts with fixing immigration

Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 by U.S. authorities […]

Accused gunman in police shooting jailed

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Thomas Garcia A man accused of shooting of an Arkansas police officer is being held in Tucumcari today on a $1 million bond after police say he turned himself in at San Jon port of entry. Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith , Ark. surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer Daniel Gonzales at […]

Shooting victim dead

QCS Staff The victim of a June 1 shooting in Tucumcari died Monday night following weeks in intensive care. Howard Russell King, 45, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, said Donald Schutte, family attorney. Schutte said King was in an Amarillo hospital soon after the shooting, then moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Albuquerque. He […]

Commission postpones discussion on police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An executive session to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was postponed Thursday by the city commission. The executive session was removed from the agenda by City Manager Bobbye Rose. “It was a decision I made to remove the executive […]