BY MAIRE O’NEILL
The Espanola community is reeling with shock and fear Wednesday following the shooting death of Cypress Garcia, an employee of Lotaburger on Riverside Drive. Mr. Garcia reportedly shot in the head and chest and succumbed to his injuries.
The robbery at Lotaburger was the most recent of six armed robberies in the Espanola Valley in recent days. In addition to the Espanola Police Department, the FBI, the U.S. Marshal’s Office, New Mexico State Police and other law enforcements are looking for Ricky E. Martinez. They believe Martinez to be armed and dangerous and have advised he public to exercise extreme caution.
More information will be published here as it becomes available.