Alamogordo Resident Bobby Charles Crawford Found Guilty in Las Cruces of Police Shooting Incident


47-year-old Bobby Charles Crawford of Alamogordo was charged with two felony counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated fleeing, possession of a firearm by a felon, and shooting at or from a motor vehicle after a confrontation with New Mexico State Police and Las Cruces Police.

Investigators said that the day of the incident that at 11 a.m., officers started chasing Crawford after they discovered he had warrants for his arrest. The two agencies worked together, eventually stopping Crawford near Holman Road and Arroyo Road. Investigators say that Crawford shot at least one round at officers while barricading himself inside his car. Three Las Cruces Police Department officers shot back at Crawford. He was taken to University Medical Center where he discharged and arrested. None of the officers were injured.

In Las Cruces the jury found Bobby Charles Crawford, 47, guilty in the Doña Ana County District Court after his involvement in a pursuit through Las Cruces with an exchange of gunfire between police and an Alamogordo man in June 2023.

We sincerely appreciate the Doña Ana County jury's hard work which found defendant Crawford guilty of the attempted murder of two Las Cruces Police officers and other associated violent crimes," District Attorney Gerald Byers said in a press release submitted to and that announced the conviction.

"Their verdict demonstrates Doña Ana County juries will assign accountability for proven criminal conduct. We also thank the court for presiding over a fair and efficient trial," the statement to continued.

Crawford was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, and shooting at or from a motor vehicle.

The jury deliberated for four hours.  "At sentencing, my office will request the court impose the maximum sentence permitted by law, so that this dangerous convict will not pose a future threat to the public or public servants," the prosecution said in the release to

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