One 20-year-old male suspect, of the 4800 block of Main St., was arrested for his alleged involvement in a Monday afternoon shooting in Las Cruces. One person was injured in the assault and had to hospitalized, Las Cruces police department officials reported to a source. LCPD officials have yet to arrest another suspect in the assault, though others were reportedly involved.
Authorities said they were still looking for the small caliber black revolver which was believed to have been used in the shooting. Anyone with information about the gun’s whereabouts or having information about the assault may contact the LCPD.
The suspect and several other men physically assaulted an 18-year-old victim close to 4 p.m. Monday in an abandoned dirt lot between an apartment on the 2200 block of Bex Street and the Chilito’s restaurant on S. Valley Drive, the LCPD told a reporter. Authorities didn’t disclose a reason for the assault, but said the altercation lasted several minutes before the suspect pulled a gun.