Police investigating shooting murder in Las Cruces


LAS CRUCEZ, NM – Las Cruces police are continuing to investigate Saturday’s shooting that resulted in the death of Nicodemus Gonzales.

About 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of shots fired at a loud party on the 1800 block of Chaparro Street. Officers arrived to find 23-year-old Nicodemus “Nico” Gonzales suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives have interviewed several individuals who attended the party and are still actively investigating the case.Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Las Cruces police at (575) 526-0796