Colfax County — New Mexico State Police respond to a homicide in Springer late Saturday night. A 911 caller advised dispatcher’s that he heard gunshots and went to the residence where the gunshots came from and found the victim laying on the porch.
The victim, Troy Ledoux (45) of Raton was found deceased at a residence in Springer from apparent gunshot wounds.
The suspect apparently fled the scene immediately after the shooting. The suspect was located the following morning in Springer by State Police Agents.
According to a statement given by suspect John E. Martinez (21) of Springer, the victim Ledoux stole an unknown amount of drugs from him. He confronted the victim Ledoux at the residence and shot him.
The suspect John E. Martinez was arrested and is charged with an open count of Murder.
Contact: Lieutenant Robert McDonald