Updated Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Correction appended.

Taos Police Chief John Wentz said investigators are looking into the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man on Dea Lane in Taos Thursday night (Dec. 2) and took a 38-year-old man into custody in connection to the alleged killing.

Chief Wentz identified the victim in the case Saturday afternoon (Dec. 4) as Antonio Martinez of Taos.

A jail log provided by Taos County Friday morning (Dec. 3) showed a first-degree-murder charge for 38-year-old Ray Rivera. Wentz confirmed Rivera is the suspect in the investigation and said the charges Rivera faces could be modified as investigators continue to gather evidence.

Officers arrived at the scene on Deal Lane around 9:30 p.m. to discover the 25 year old, "who ultimately died of a gunshot wound," Wentz said. "The ensuing investigation identified a 38-year-old male suspect who fled the scene after the shooting. This suspect was located and taken into custody without incident a short time later."

Wentz said the shooting appeared to have taken place inside a building, but has not yet released the name of the location.

The shooting appeared to have occurred on the 1000 block of Dea Lane, a short stretch of roadway on the south end of Taos that runs in front of the Town of Taos Public Works Department.

This is a developing story.

An earlier version of this story briefly named Vigil's Towing Unlimited as the location where the crime under investigation took place. This is incorrect. We regret the error.

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