Tularosa Truckstop Shooting Incident Update 4-22-24


On 4-19-24 AlamogordoTownNews.com broke the story of a shooting in Tularosa.

“Mayor Deborah Lynn Cooksey confirmed to AlamogordoTownNews.com on KALHRadio.org with Anthony Lucero that the Otero County Sheriff’s Department and the New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at the truck stop in Tularosa on Friday.

In followup to the story that KALHRadio.org and AlamogordoTownNews.com ran concerning a shooting incident that occurred at a the truck stop in Tularosa on 21 St. Francis Drive on 4-19-24 the Otero County Sheriff’s department sent us the following statement in response to the IPRA request for information…

On 04-19-24 at approximately 0814 hours, Deputies responded to 21 St. Francis Dr. located in Tularosa New Mexico in reference to reports of shooting involving two adult males. Preliminary investigation indicates one of the mate subjects involved contacted authorities and remained on scene to meet with lav enforcement. The other male subject reportedly drove himself to a local hospital suffering from reported non-life threatening injury from a single gunshot wound reportedly sustained during a reported altercation.

This incident is currently under investigation and wilt be presented to a Grand Jury upon completion.”

We have requested further details and received the following information…

”…this is only a partial completion of your request. Since this is an ongoing investigation only part of your request is being completed at this time. The incident reports have not been completed at this time…If we are unable to provide the records for any reason, we are responsible for corresponding the reason the records are not provided to the Requester.

As this is an ongoing investigation when further details are available and confirmed from legitimate sources we will forward to the public. 

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