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‘Armed and Dangerous:’ Police identify suspect in Las Cruces deadly shooting

Tyler Williams
Tyler Williams, wanted by LCPD, is the suspect on a homicide

Update: Las Cruces Police on Wednesday identified 26-year-old Tyler Williams as the shooter who allegedly killed a man at an apartment complex Tuesday.

Investigators said Williams fatally shot Carlos Ruiz, 30. They did not reveal a motive.

Williams is described as approximately 6-feet-tall and 150-pounds with a thin build. Police say he was last seen leaving the crime scene in an older model two-tone Ford Explorer with New Mexico license plate BACK70.

LCPD said Tyler Williams was seen leaving the scene of the crime on this SUV with New Mexico license plates "BACK70."

Police said Williams is "armed and dangerous" and said the public should not approach him or his vehicle. They said instead, to call 911 immediately.

They ask witnesses or anyone with information on this crime to call Las Cruces Police at (575) 526-0795.

Original story:

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico- Police say a man in his early 30s was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Las Cruces Tuesday afternoon.

The Las Cruces Police Department responded to the shooting near the 200 block of Desert Rose Court at around 12 p.m.

KVIA has a crew at the scene who says police have taped off a cul-de-sac area to allow investigators to work.

A woman, who appeared to be in shock, could be seen walking away from the area with blood on her arm.

Police told ABC-7 there is a person of interest, however, no one is in custody.

No names have been released.

Investigators say there is no threat to the community.

Lesley Engle



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