Murder suspect surrenders to Farmington police

The Daily Times Staff

FARMINGTON — The Farmington man accused of fatally shooting a man last week surrendered to police this morning.

Isiah Ontiveros, 18, has been charged with one open count of homicide and two counts of tampering with evidence, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

Ontiveros is accused of killing 31-year-old Nathaniel Tracy of Farmington around 6:48 p.m. on March 5 in the 300 block of North Monterey Avenue.

Farmington police investigating fatal shooting

Ontiveros turned himself in around 10:45 a.m. today. He was arrested on a warrant and booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.

Officers dispatched to the scene found residents administering CPR to Tracy. He was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A resident on the 300 block of North Monterey Avenue, Amber Gardner, previously told The Daily Times she and her boyfriend heard one gunshot and exited their residence about 30 seconds later.

She stated her boyfriend and a neighbor who is a nurse administered CPR until first responders arrived on scene.

Those who have any information regarding the incident are asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 505-334-6622 or the Farmington Police detective tip line at 505-599-1068.