NMSP: Shooting By Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In Red River

Jacob David Castillo of Rio Rancho
Charged with an Open Count of Murder

NMSP News: 

RED RIVER –The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Investigations Bureau was called Saturday, May 27, to investigate a shooting in Red River that occurred during the 2023 Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally. 

NMSP agents learned that at around 5 p.m., May 27, gunshots were reported to have been fired in the area of east Main Street in Red River. Officers arrived to find two deceased individuals and six injured individuals.

Five of the injured individuals were transported to local hospitals, where one was later pronounced deceased. The sixth injured individual was airlifted to a Denver hospital.

All eight individuals involved were identified as Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) members. 

The three deceased individuals have been identified as Anthony Silva, 26, of Los Lunas, Randy Sanchez, 46, of Albuquerque and Damian Breaux, 46, of Socorro.

Through investigation, NMSP agents learned that a confrontation occurred between multiple OMG members.

Jacob David Castillo, 30, of Rio Rancho was charged with an Open Count of Murder. He was injured during the incident and is hospitalized. Upon his release, he will be booked into the Taos County Detention Center.

One of the injured individuals was arrested on unrelated charges. Christopher Garcia, 41, of Texas was charged with Possession of Cocaine. He was released from the hospital and booked into the Taos County Detention Center. Mathew Charles Jackson, 39, of Austin, Texas was charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm in a Liquor Establishment and booked into the Taos County Detention Center as well.

The remaining four injured individuals, 53-, 31-, and 43-year-old males have not yet been charged with a crime. They will not be identified unless they are charged with a crime. The condition of all individuals injured is not known.

This case remains under investigation by the NMSP Investigations Bureau with assistance from the New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Team. Anyone who was a witness to this incident or has any video footage is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at 505.425.6771 option 1.


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