New Mexico State Police arrest man for Tucumcari homicide

New Mexico

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a Tucumcari homicide.

It happened on Sept. 4 on the 1000 block of South Jackson in Tucumcari.

Joshua Braziel, 30, is charged with Murder in the 1st Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

According to New Mexico State Police, Braziel was in a home with a woman, and a man, identified as Bryan Youman, 19.

NMSP said Braziel admitted he was in his room smoking meth earlier in the day before shooting Youman in the head.

During a search of the home, officials said they found several small baggies of methamphetamine, two more handguns, and a rifle with a homemade silencer.

Youman was taken to the hospital where he died.

Braziel was arrested later that day and booked into the Quay County Detention Center.


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