David Dye Jailed Following Wednesday Incident On 34th Street

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Daniel Roberts, right, and Det. Sgt. Ryan Wolking confer with detectives and other officers Wednesday afternoon outside a residence on 34th Street. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

David Dye is being detained at the Los Alamos County Detention Center. Photo Courtesy LAPD


David Dye, 57, of Los Alamos was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of negligent use of a deadly weapon, a petty misdemeanor following an incident at a residence on 34th Street.

LAPD confirmed Thursday morning that officers responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call to the residence at 12:24 p.m. Officers later learned that shots had been fired within the residence and they set up a perimeter.

“As a part of our procedure a “Secure” status was set in place at the Los Alamos High School as a measure of precaution.  During the investigation officers secured and transported a male individual to Los Alamos Medical Center for injuries and an emergency mental evaluation.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence and later an arrest warrant was obtained for David Dye,” said Deputy Chief Oliver Morris in an email.

Dye is being held at the Los Alamos Detention Center on a no-bond warrant.

This incident was the first of two incidents responded to by LAPD Wednesday. See separate story on second incident.