RIBERA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State police say they’ve arrested an 18-year-old man after another teen was shot to death at a New Year’s Eve party in the small San Miguel County community of Ribera.
State police said in a statement Sunday that they were called to a Ribera home on Friday night and found 17-year-old Joshua Vigil dead of an apparent gunshot wound.
Police investigating the shooting learned that the 18-year-old owner of the home had been having a party. Some sort of fight broke out between the homeowner and Vigil that ended in the fatal shooting.
The 18-year-old was arrested on a 2nd degree murder charge and a weapons charge.
Ribera is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Santa Fe.