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“I’ve been shot”: New Mexico man accused of murdering his wife

Update: According to court documents obtained by ABC-7, Sandoval is charged with First Degree Murder.

Investigators with the Mesilla Marshal's Office were called out to a report of a woman shot with a firearm. The Marshal met with Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office deputies at the scene of the crime and learned Aljibury had died.

The court documents state that a witness told investigators she saw Aljibury get out of a car and run toward the witness' car asking for help, saying "I've been shot." The witness said she stayed inside her car as she watched Sandoval get out of the other car, chase Aljibury, and shoot her. The witness reported hearing four shots.

The court documents state that the witness had to back away from the scene for a moment, saying she feared for her life, until Sandoval got back into his car and drove away. They state the witness then drove back up to the scene, started giving Aljibury first aid, and called 911.

As detectives started to investigate, they learned that Sandoval is Aljibury's husband. Aljibury is an Iraqi citizen, according to police officials.

The couple's older son reported to police that his father had inexplicably signed over deeds of property a few days before the shooting. That's according to court documents.

The couple's daughter called police the next day to report that she had tracked her parent's car to Sunland Park. She found the car parked and empty with her mother's cell phone inside, according to court documents.

Investigators say security camera footage from homes nearby the parked car showed a man, presumably Sandoval, getting out and walking away wearing shorts and a dark-colored hoodie.

When investigators looked through the car, police officials say they found bullet holes.

Police are still looking for Sandoval.

Update: Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Sheireen Aljibury.

The suspect, according to police, is 59-year-old Chaparral resident Oscar Renee Sandoval. He is considered armed and dangerous and police are still looking for him. He was last seen in Sunland Park. Police say he should not be approached if spotted.

MESILLA, New Mexico (KVIA) -- A homicide took place Monday night in the town of Mesilla, according to the Doña Ana County Sheriff's office.

It took place on University Ave. near Zia Middle School.

A news conference regarding the current investigation status is expected to be held later this afternoon.

ABC-7 is working to find out more details, and will livestream the conference online and on our KVIA mobile news app.

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