Detectives investigate shooting in Farmington

Steve Garrison
A large wooden sheet on Wednesday covers the door of a unit at the Mesa Village Apartments in Farmington where a 29-year-old man was shot on Tuesday night.

FARMINGTON — Police are investigating the shooting Tuesday night of a 29-year-old man at an apartment in southeast Farmington.

Farmington police were dispatched at 11:25 p.m. to the Mesa Village Apartments, 1750 E. Elm St. in Farmington, after receiving reports that a man was found in an apartment doorway shot in the forehead, according to a press release from the Farmington Police Department.

The man was still breathing when police arrived, and he was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center, where he was placed on life support, the release states.

Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said Wednesday afternoon that the man had been transported to Denver for further treatment.

Allen confirmed the man was found at apartment D-203. On Wednesday morning, a bullet hole was visible in an exterior window at the second-story residence and a large sheet of wood covered the front entrance.

A man looks out of a window with a bullet hole on Wednesday at a unit at the Mesa Village Apartments in Farmington where a 29-year-old man was shot on Tuesday night.

A neighbor told The Daily Times on Wednesday that a mother had moved into apartment D-203 with her two young children in November.

The neighbor, who asked not to be identified due to concerns for her safety, said she has complained to management about constant visitors to the residence.

The neighbor said she heard a couple fighting in the apartment when she went to bed at 9 p.m. Tuesday. She said she was awoken at midnight by a police officer knocking at her door looking for information.

The neighbor said she believed someone was arrested Saturday at the residence.

A dispatcher at the San Juan County Communications Authority said police were dispatched to the residence on Saturday after a disturbance was reported, but no arrests were made.

The Farmington police detectives division is investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information can contact the detectives tip hotline at 505-599-1068. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-TIPS.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644. 

Farmington police are investigating the shooting of a 29-year-old man on Tuesday night at the Mesa Village Apartments in southeast Farmington.