San Miguel County–On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Las Vegas Police Department responded to a 911 call at a residence. The female caller stated she had shot a male person at her residence.
The caller was identified as Kristina Delvina Lopez (41) of Las Vegas. When Las Vegas Police arrived, they noticed a deceased male subject in the yard. The case was then handed over to the State Police Investigations Bureau.
Lopez told State Police Agents that she and the deceased had been drinking imported vodka for the past couple of hours. Once they finished the vodka, the deceased told Lopez to go purchase more alcohol. When Lopez returned, deceased became upset with Lopez regarding the time it took her to purchase the alcohol and accused her of seeing another man.
A physical altercation ensued between the both. Ultimately, this resulted in Lopez firing a handgun. A round struck the male subject, killing him.
The identity of the male subject is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Lopez has been arrested and charged with an open count of homicide.
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Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez