Deputies find no evidence of 'drive-by shooter'


Udpated: 6:10 p.m. Taos County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call from an individual who reported a possible drive-by shooting along State Road 68 near mile marker 23 around 10 a.m. Monday morning (June 26).

After investigating, deputies found "no evidence present to support a firearm being discharged into or from a moving vehicle," said Undersheriff Steve Miera in an email Monday afternoon. "The rear window to the reporting party’s vehicle was in fact shattered however, witnesses that were in the area that were interviewed, never heard a gunshot. There was no physical evidence such as bullet fragmentation or exit hole that was located."

A caller who said their vehicle was struck by at least one bullet allegedly fired by a suspect reported the incident just after 10 a.m. According to dispatch, the caller said the suspect fled northbound toward Taos in a white newer model two-door car with tinted windows.

Deputies searched the area where the incident occurred Monday morning, but did not find any evidence of a gun actually being fired, Miera said in his email.