Suspect charged in deadly Las Cruces dispensary parking lot shooting – KTSM 9 News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a 23-year-old man back in December of last year has been arrested, according to Las Cruces Police.

Police say Xavier Noe Altamirano, 20, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 23, on a warrant.

Altamirano is charged with a second-degree felony count of murder and one second-degree felony count of shooting at or from a motor vehicle, according to police.

Xavier Noe Altamirano, 20. Photo: Dona Ana County Detention Center

Police say shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, they were dispatched to Top Crop located on 2240 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces and found Steven Alarcon, 23, dead in the parking lot.

LCPD detectives later discovered that Altamirano and another man were inside a GMC Sierra that Saturday in the parking lot.

Police say the pickup truck was driven by Jesus Adam Herrera, 36, and Altamirano was in the passenger seat.

Jesus Adam Herrera, 36. Photo: Dona Ana County Detention Center

Police say Alarcon was standing near the driver’s side window of the pick up truck when he got into a verbal argument with Herrera.


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