FBI: Arrest Made In Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Homicide

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FBI: Arrest Made In Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Homicide

The FBI has made a probable cause arrest of Dennis Velasquez, Jr., 24, of Gallina, on a federal charge of murder in connection with a shooting death on Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.

Velasquez is expected to have an initial appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

Velasquez was arrested Wednesday at his residence. He is accused in the death of an adult Native American male whose body was found Saturday, Jan. 5 on N.M. 68, near Ohkay Owingeh Casino.

Ohkay Owingeh Police, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the New Mexico State Police assisted with the investigation.

No further details will be released until after Velasquez’s court appearance.

The public is reminded that all suspects are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.