Toddler dies with gunshot wound

Rio Rancho Police Department

A 2-year-old died after being shot Wednesday in Enchanted Hills.

Rio Rancho Police Capt. Joel Holt said in an email Friday that RRPD responded to a call of a shooting just after 8:30 a.m.

“Upon the arrival of our officers, they discovered a 2-year-old child with a gunshot wound. Despite life-saving measures of our officers and Rio Rancho Fire Rescue paramedics, the gunshot wound was fatal,” Holt wrote. “This was a tragic incident involving the family of a Santa Fe Police Department officer. It is an open and ongoing investigation, and we appreciate the public’s patience as no further details can be released at this time.”


Woman dies in NM 528 crash

A woman died after two cars crashed about 3:45 p.m. Thursday at NM 528 and Sierra Blanca Drive.

Rio Rancho Police Capt. Joel Holt said the woman was taken to UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The occupant of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Holt released no further information.


Walmart disturbance resolved peacefully

A mental-health crisis led to a disturbance Dec. 5 at the Walmart Super Center, but it was resolved peacefully.

A woman in crisis was threatening to commit suicide with a blade, said Rio Rancho Police Capt. Joel Holt. Officers shut down the door she was near, but customers continued to use the other set of doors.

Holt said police persuaded her not to hurt herself and took her into custody without further incident.