22-year-old man shot, killed at New Year's party

Updated: 01/02/2014 8:57 AM | Created: 01/01/2014 12:07 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Rio Rancho police say a 22-year-old man died after he was shot in the head at a New Year's Eve party.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Evelyn Drive NE on reports of a shooting around 10:30 p.m. They found the victim, Carlos Rueda, with heavy trauma to the head.

Ruedo was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The initial investigation led police to arrest 20-year-old Ryan Wathen on a murder charge. He was booked at the Sandoval County Detention Center without incident.

Rio Rancho detectives are trying to determine what took place at the residence leading up to the shooting.

Ryan Wathen, 20, is charged with murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man.

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