RRPD Investigating Homicide at Western Hills Dr NE & Utah Meadows NE

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 3/5/2023 @5:30PM

Rio Rancho, NM – the Rio Rancho Police Department (RRPD) are currently investigating a homicide near the 2100 block of Western Hills Dr NE, at the intersection of Western Hills Dr NE & Utah Meadows NE.

According to RRPD dispatch logs, on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, shortly after the 12PM, a calling party phoned 911 to report that a male and female were screaming and hollering saying that “someone killed her.” The calling party allegedly then hung up on the 911 dispatcher. When dispatch called the calling party back, the calling party answered and said to “get someone there quick, lights and sirens.

Rio Rancho Fire Rescue was dispatched to the scene to standby to potentially transport a victim to the hospital. However, when RRPD arrived on scene, they discovered that the victim had been shot in the head and was already deceased. A suspect was detained at the scene.

According to the dispatch logs, RRPD was out at the home earlier in the day because a woman living in the residence was on hospice care and there was some type of disagreement or dispute occurring in the home. It is unknown if the woman killed is the same woman that was on hospice.

This is a developing story and we will update this story as more information becomes available.

We reached out to a Rio Rancho PIO Captain Joel Holt who told us: “I can tell you that officers responded to the area of Western Hills and Utah Meadows in reference to a possible shooting. One subject was deceased at the scene and another subject was taken into custody as a suspect and transported to the hospital. The case is still under investigation at this time.”

video from homicide scene

Google Maps of Western Hills Dr NE & Utah Meadows NE


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