Suspect shot by Valencia County deputy had long criminal history

John Bailon
John Bailon

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – New details have been released about the man shot by Valencia County deputies over the weekend.

John Bailon, 40, was shot on San Rafael Drive while deputies were conducting a stolen vehicle investigation.

New Mexico State Police says an altercation occured between Bailon and deputies. At least one deputy fired shots, killing Bailon.

According to online court records, Bailon has a long criminal history including drugs, stolen vehicles, possession of a gun by a felon, battery on a peace officer and more.

He had four outstanding warrants.

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