Father arrested, son sought in Tecolotito shootout

Father arrested, son sought in Tecolotito shootout

From the Las Vegas Optic

A shootout between four men resulted in a man in a nearby home being treated for a gunshot wound and a father and son facing multiple felonies.

Robert Saiz Sr., 48, was arrested May 26 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. A warrant for the arrest of his 26-year-old son, Robert Saiz Jr., was issued June 2. Both men are charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, among other charges.

New Mexico State Police dispatchers received multiple 911 calls of shots being fired around noon on May 26 in Tecolotito, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas. Soon after, a man checked into Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas with a gunshot wound to his right arm, according to affidavits filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court.

The man told police he’d been at a friend’s house in Tecolotito when he heard several gunshots. He said two bullets came through the front door, and at least one struck him in the arm.