Portales Police Investigating Shooting Death

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Portales Police Department and the Major Crime Scene Unit are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old Portales man.

Portales Police responded to a residence on the 2000 Block of South Avenue I at midnight. When police arrived, they found a man lying on the living room floor and unresponsive. 

The man was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital where he died.

The victim’s name is not being released pending sufficient time for family notification. 

At 12:05 P.M. Portales Police arrested and charged 23-year-old Angel C. Loya with an open count of murder. Loya was booked into the Roosevelt County Detention Center pending arraignment and detention hearing. 

At this time this investigation is active and on-going. 

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