Incident

5-21-2019 New Mexico Las Cruces 1-2

Location

May 21, 2019

5300 block of Cristo Rey St
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Geolocation: 32.3864, -106.816

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Armed Robbery
  • Name: Syerra Benavidez
  • Age: 21
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Armed Robbery
  • Name: Justin Barela
  • Age: 21
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Defensive Use
  • Defensive Use - Victim stops crime
  • Defensive Use - Crime occurs, victim shoots subject/suspect/perpetrator
  • Defensive Use - Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine established
  • Armed robbery with injury/death and/or evidence of DGU found

Notes

alleged SD, shot attempt robbers

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 2
State Senate District: 36
State House District: 39