Reward offered for Las Cruces shooting suspect

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LAS CRUCES, NM – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information that helps police identify the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting that injured a 26-year-old man.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a shooting that occurred at a home on the 4900 block of Calle Bella Court. Officers arrived to find a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

Police have reason to believe the suspect was also injured during the incident. Video and still photos appear to show the suspect bleeding from his left arm.

Las Cruces police obtained doorbell camera video from neighboring homes that recorded the suspect walk toward the victim’s home before the shooting and away from it afterward.


Police found video of a gray or brown Ford Explorer that’s believed to have picked up the suspect after the shooting.The vehicle is believed to be a newer-model gray or brown Ford Explorer with tinted rear windows. The driver or registered owner of the vehicle could also face charges in this incident.

The suspect was wearing a dark-color T-shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap.

Las Cruces Dona Ana County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the identity of the suspect. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Las Cruces police at (575) 526-0795. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be provided through the Las Cruces Crime Stoppers app, “P3 TIPS.” The app is available through the App Store on most devices.

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