State Police arrest Alcalde man for alleged homicide | KOB 4

State Police arrest Alcalde man for alleged homicide

State Police arrest Alcalde man for alleged homicide

Justine Lopez
Created: November 28, 2020 06:40 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Alcalde at the La Tiendita store on NM Road 58 Nov. 26. 

When officers arrived at the scene they discovered a deceased man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was later identified as 58-year-old Thomas Derick Velarde of Velarde, New Mexico. 

Timothy Lopez, 53, of Velarde, New Mexico, who was still on scene, was determined to be the suspect in the shooting. He was taken into custody without incident, and was booked into the Rio Arriba County Detention Center.

Lopez has been charged with 1st degree murder and aggravated assault.


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