Man Wanted for Murder in New Mexico, Killed in Phoenix

FBI officials informed the public about a shooting that involved members of the law enforcement in Tonopah and led to the murder of a man wanted for murder in New Mexico, on December 4.

Members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force were performing a federal arrest warrant in a remote area near Southern Avenue and 313th Avenue, says the statement by FBI Public Affairs Specialist Brooke Brennan.

The warrant was for a sixty-year-old Leonard Francis Kieren, whom the police were looking for murder in Santa Fe, New Mexico. According to a report by Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kieran called the police on November 26 and told dispatchers he shot and killed his girlfriend, Kathy Jaramillo. When the police arrived at the scene, the man was gone. 

According to a part of the statement, the suspect fired at the officers as they were attempting to arrest him. The officers returned the fire. No FBI agents were injured, FBI officials said. 

The investigation continues. 

Shooting and killing another person is a crime and without a strong criminal defense, the defendant has very low chances. 

Such cases are complex and require knowledge and experience as a criminal defense attorney.

If you were involved in such a crime, no matter how or why you did that, or you seek legal help for a loved one, make sure you contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Although the shooter cannot escape an arrest, they should remain calm and stay quiet until their attorney shows up.

After a conversation with the lawyer, who will explain things to them, they can start talking

Everything a person says may be used against them, so it’s best to stay quiet and not explain things in detail.

If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney in New Mexico, the FBD Law team will review your case. Contact our office today.


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