PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police seeking public’s assistance in identifying shooter

Farmington, NM – Farmington police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a shooting that took place on April 17. Police were dispatched around 11:04 that evening to a residence on South Bowen Avenue in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old male, later identified as Frankie D. Taylor of Farmington, in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds.  Medics transported Taylor to San Juan Regional Medical Center. He is now in stable condition.

Photos of a potential suspect vehicle were obtained from nearby surveillance. FPD is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS. No further information is available at this time.

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police investigating shooting

Farmington, NM – Yesterday at approximately 11:04 p.m. Farmington police were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of South Bowen Avenue in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old male in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the man to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. A suspect has not yet been identified. The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident may call the Detective Tip Hotline at (505) 599-1068. Anonymous tips may be submitted to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police respond to shooting at Brookside Park, suspect arrested

Farmington, NM – At approximately 7:39 p.m. Farmington police were dispatched to Brookside Park in reference to a shooting. Witnesses were able to provide detailed descriptions of the vehicles, which led officers to the individuals involved. Through investigation, detectives learned that a 20-year-old male was at the park with his girlfriend and their one-year-old son. They were sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot east of the pool when a male individual came up and punched the driver in the face. At that time, a group of people surrounded their vehicle. The man stepped out of his vehicle holding a shotgun in an attempt to scare off the crowd of people. An Escalade, that had driven into the parking lot during the altercation, left and headed west on 17th Street. The passenger of the Escalade, later identified as 21-year-old Marqus Garcia of Farmington, fired one shot toward the male holding the shotgun with an SKS semi-automatic rifle. The male with the shotgun then fired two shots in the air. Officers located Garcia at a residence on West 24th Street. He was taken into custody without incident. Detectives later obtained a search warrant for the residence, where they located the suspect’s weapon. An arrest warrant was issued for Garcia on the charges of felon in possession of a firearm, shooting from a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked in the San Juan County Detention Center and is being held on a $40,000 cash only bond.

PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police investigating shooting

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred late last night. At approximately 11:25 p.m. Farmington police were dispatched to the Mesa Village Apartments located at 1750 E. Elm Street in reference to an individual who had been shot. Officers arrived on scene and found a male subject lying in the doorway with a gunshot wound to his forehead.The 29-year-old Farmington resident was still breathing and was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center by ambulance. His last known status as of early this morning, was that he was placed on life support.The Farmington Police Department’s Detective Division has assumed the investigation and is following leads on a possible suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact FPD’s Detective Tip Hotline at (505) 599-1068. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact San Juan County Crime Stoppers at (505) 334-TIPS.