Teen arrested in Las Vegas shooting

February 15, 2019 GMT

New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting incident in Mora in which a 28-year-old man was airlifted to an area hospital and a 16-year-old suspect was booked into the Santa Fe County juvenile detention center, the agency said in a news release Thursday.

Officers in Las Vegas, N.M., were called around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to a residence on N.M. 518, the statement said, where police and emergency medical personnel gave aid to the shooting victim before he was transported to an unspecified hospital.

“The extent of the victim’s injuries and current condition are unknown,” said the statement, issued Thursday evening.


The victim was able to identify the juvenile, who police later located and took into custody, said the release, which only identified the suspect as a resident of Chacon.

The teen was being held on suspicion of aggravated battery with great bodily harm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling resulting in great bodily harm, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with great bodily harm.

The release said the investigation is in preliminary stages and no additional information was available, including details about the altercation that led up to the shooting.