Incident

12-12-2016 New Mexico Farmington 1-0

Location

December 12, 2016

1 Rd 3959
Farmington, New Mexico
Geolocation: 36.7338, -108.144

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Melissa Westbrook
  • Age: 22
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun

Notes

2-year-old child handled gun; gun went off when adult tried to take gun from child, killing victim.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 3
State Senate District: 1
State House District: 2