Tafoya Sought in Murder
(Deming) – Deming Police officers continue to search for a Deming man wanted for the murder of another Deming man early Sunday morning.
Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante said 23-year-old Robert Tafoya is wanted in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Richard Perez.
Gigante said Tafoya’s address is listed as 1116 South Gold, the location of the shooting at just after midnight Sunday morning.
Gigante said Tafoya is relatively unknown to local law enforcement officials, but they continue to follow leads as to his whereabouts.
Gigante said the warrant for Tafoya includes an open count of murder and felon in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with information on Tafoya’s whereabouts should contact police immediately at 546-3012, but should not approach Tafoya since he is considered armed and dangerous.
Gigante said it is too early in the investigation to comment on a motive for the shooting.
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