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.


Send a Breaking News Tip

Report an error or typo

Learn about the KRQE apps provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s