Police Investigate Two Separate Double-Homicides

Las Cruces police are investigating two separate double-homicides that occurred Sunday morning within a span of less than 11 hours.

The first occurred about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the intersection of Avenida del Sol and Cortez Drive on the city’s East Mesa.

Preliminary information indicates that two victims, a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, were shot while inside a vehicle at the intersection of Avenida del Sol and Cortez Drive. The man died on scene while the woman was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 15-year-old girl, seated in the backseat of the vehicle, was struck by shrapnel and received relatively minor injuries.

Police are following leads on who may have been responsible for the shooting.

Then, about 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23, police were dispatched to a home on the 1100 block of Wofford Drive where two deceased men were located. In this incident, police believe a 45-year-old man killed his 88-year-old father and his 51-year-old brother.

Police have the 45-year-old man in custody and are conducting multiple interviews.

Names of any of the deceased will not be released at this time to allow families the time to share news with their relatives and close friends.

Both incidents are actively under investigation.

No additional information will be released on Sunday. Police plan on providing more information on Monday.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to immediately call police at (575) 526-0795.