Timestamp8/22/14 19:54
Date Searched26-Dec-13
StateNM - New Mexico
CityLos Lunas
Victim NameRuben Sanchez
Victim's Age50
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired2
Hit or Killed?Hit
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
SummaryOfficers arrived and observed a male subject standing in the open west doorway, with his hands around a long object held as a long rifle pointing forward from his shoulder. The specific hand placement, arm configuration, and finger configuration appeared to be his left hand gripping a fore stock, his right hand holding a rear stock and his right fingers placed in a trigger position of a long rifle. The subject was identified as Ruben Sanchez (50), of Los Lunas NM. This image led the officer to believe the suspect was holding a rifle, aiming it at the officers, intending to fire upon officers. Officer John Valdez fired two rounds at Mr. Sanchez, ultimately striking him once in the torso and the other round striking the household. Officer Valdez is a one year veteran of the LLPD.
Source Linkhttp://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/update-to-los-lunas-police-department-shooting-on-thursday-december-26-2013/
Name of Officer or OfficersJohn Valdez
County State NM - New Mexico