Deputies investigate Sierra County homicide

SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A homicide in Sierra County has sheriff’s deputies looking for a gunman they believe is in his 50s.

The sheriff says it happened in Las Palomas, which is just south of Truth or Consequences before noon Saturday.

Someone called 911 saying a man, believed to be in his 30s, had been shot.

The victim died a short time later.

At this time there’s no word of a motive but officials say the victim and suspect knew each other.

Their names have not been released.

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