Five arrests made as a result of Sunday drive-by shooting

The Daily Times staff
Fabian Harding

FARMINGTON — Three minors and two adults are under arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that happened early Sunday morning on the 1100-block of Fairgrounds Road.

Police responding to a report of shots fired at 2:55 a.m. Sunday found and followed a white hatchback vehicle. The reporting party had described the vehicle to a dispatcher and said it had left the shooting scene. 

“An officer saw the vehicle traveling west on Cooper Street from Fairgrounds,” police said in a press release. “Officers followed the vehicle to a residence in the 3000 block of Carlton and conducted a felony stop.”

Charlie Thompson

Officers found a bullet hole in the front door of a residence in the 1100 block of Fairgrounds Road. No one was injured in the incident.

Charlie Thompson, 18, and Fabian Harding, 18, both of Farmington, were arrested and charged with accessory to shooting at a dwelling and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

Both adults were booked into the San Juan County Detention Center. 

Two male juveniles ages 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old female, were in the suspect vehicle and all three were charged with being an accessory to shooting at a dwelling. The minors were booked into the San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police did not say whether a weapon was recovered, or who they suspect may have fired a weapon, nor did they respond to questions about how many rounds were fired during the incident.