Officers for the Farmington Police Department were dispatched around 11:04 p.m. to South Bowen Avenue regarding a shooting.


FARMINGTON — A man is critical condition after being shot multiple times in front of a Farmington home Monday night.

Officers for the Farmington Police Department were dispatched around 11:04 p.m. to the 1000 block of South Bowen Avenue regarding a shooting, according to a police department press release.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 38-year-old male in a front yard with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the press release.. He was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center and remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

Georgette Allen, Farmington police spokeswoman, said the department is not releasing specific details about the number of gunshot wounds or the victim's name.

Police have not identified a suspect and the incident remains under investigation.

Detectives have been speaking to people in the area of the 1000 block of South Bowen Avenue about the incident, according to Allen.

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One of the victim's neighbors, Savannah Gonzalez, said she heard noise outside her home that was followed by about seven or eight gunshots Monday night.

Gonzalez stepped outside her house following the shooting and observed the victim on the ground outside with his girlfriend and another lady attending to him. She later called police dispatch about the situation, and said she was one of three people who called police.

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Gonzalez did not know the name of the victim or the other people in the house at the time of the shooting.

She said she was a little nervous during the shooting and was afraid of a stray bullet striking her home while her fiancee and seven-year-old daughter were inside.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Detective Tip hotline at 505-599-1068.  or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.

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