UPDATE: Las Cruces police identify victim killed in shooting on Monday night


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: Las Cruces police identified 40-year-old Ezekiel Diaz as the man killed in the shooting on Lohman Avenue Monday evening.

Police found Diaz on the roadway near the driver’s-side of a black sport utility vehicle. The SUV was stopped on Lohman facing East.

Investigators said that Diaz was struck by at least one gunshot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Las Cruces and Doña Ana County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 cash reward for information that helps identify the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to immediately call Las Cruces police at (575) 526-0795. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tips can also be provided through the Las Cruces Crime Stoppers app, “P3 TIPS.” The app is available through the App Store on most devices.


Las Cruces police are investigating a possible shooting that happened near the intersection of Lohman Avenue and Walnut Street.

LCPD tweeted on Monday evening the intersection is closed along with a one-block radius on Lohman Avenue and Walnut Street.

Police and fire were dispatched to the scene shortly after 7:30 p.m. No further details are available at this time.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area. Police said the intersection is likely to be closed for much of Monday evening and possibly into the early morning hours of Tuesday.

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