Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Early-morning burglary attempt foiled in Las Cruces, NM victim and one suspect shot

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    102

    Early-morning burglary attempt foiled in Las Cruces, NM victim and one suspect shot

    Just noticed this. It's 2 blocks from where I was at today, taking my daughter to dance classes.

    Las Cruces Sun News article: http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_18692998

    LAS CRUCES - An early-morning burglary attempt was thwarted by an armed homeowner who opened fire at three men who reportedly broke into his house, and accidentally shot himself while chasing off the suspects.

    Shortly before 12:30 a.m. today, Las Cruces Police were called to the 1800 block of Debra Street after neighbors heard gunfire. Arriving officers found shell casings and blood evidence but no victims.

    Adan Quintero, 22, was struck by one of the rounds fired by the homeowner and was transported by friends to Mountain View Regional Medical Center, according to police. He was subsequently airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. His condition is stable and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

    A short while later police were notified that medical professionals at Mountain View were tending to two gunshot victims who arrived independent of each other. One of the gunshot victims was Quintero and the other patient was the 30-year-old victim of the burglary attempt who appears to have accidentally shot himself while chasing off the suspects, police said. The injuries to the 30-year-old victim are not life-threatening.

    Remainder of article at: http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_18692998

  2. #2
    Regular Member Malcolm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Cleveland Ohio
    Posts
    89
    That sucks the guy shot himself. His adrenaline got to him bad. A learning lesson for us all. Glad to hear he's ok though.
    T.V. brings on a whole new meaning to thinking inside the box.

    -M

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    102

    Rules #1 and #2

    Rule #1 -- don't chase a fleeing perp off your property in NM. We are not a castle doctrine state...(bummer)...

    Rule #2 -- if you decide to disregard Rule #1 -- don't run with your finger on the trigger....

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Las Cruces, New Mexico
    Posts
    242
    Check out the comments at the bottom of the Sun-News page. What a bunch of idiots.

    Also one of the scumbags attempted identity theft: http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_1870523...ce=most_viewed

  5. #5
    Regular Member TheLittleMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Denver, Co
    Posts
    40
    'u dnt kno nething, my cuzin braked into a drugdealers house newayz foo' mind ya own buziness'

    Wow those girls defending those guys are a shining example of intelligence. Even if the guy defending his house was a drug dealer that's his business. Let the cops deal with that it's why we pay them.
    "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

    "How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?"
    Malcolm X

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
    Posts
    400
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLittleMan View Post
    'u dnt kno nething, my cuzin braked into a drugdealers house newayz foo' mind ya own buziness'

    Wow those girls defending those guys are a shining example of intelligence. Even if the guy defending his house was a drug dealer that's his business. Let the cops deal with that it's why we pay them.
    I agree.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •