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Las Cruces police looking for murder suspect

Photo of Nathaniel Montoya.

The Las Cruces Police Department needs the community's help in locating a suspected murderer.

Friday night, LCPD officers were called out to a residential area in the 2300 block of Sambrano Avenue, around 7:30 p.m.

Officers said they found a 29-year-old victim on the ground, injured.

He was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

Witnesses said 23-year-old Nathaniel Montoya was involved in a fight with the man who died.

Montoya reportedly fled the scene with another person in a dark-colored van.

Montoya is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone who has any information on Montoya is asked to call Las Cruces police.

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