Police investigate shooting death in Mora

Police investigate shooting death in Mora

From the Las Vegas Optic

A gunshot meant for a stray dog instead struck and killed a Mora County man, according to New Mexico State Police.

State Police investigators responded to a property on State Road 94 near Ledoux around 8 a.m. on Aug. 8. They’d been called to the rural property to investigate the death of Monico Apodaca, 70, who died from at least one gunshot wound, police said.

Lt. Mark Soriano, an NMSP spokesman, told the Optic that family members and emergency medical personnel attempted to save Apodaca’s life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.