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Posted on: November 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Police ID Victim from Oct. 30 Fatal Shooting

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The woman killed in the Oct. 30 shooting on Myrtle Avenue has been identified as 45-year-old Danielle Black of Las Cruces.


About 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Las Cruces police and fire were dispatched to what was initially described as an explosion inside Black’s home on the 1300 block of Myrtle Avenue. Upon entering the home, police discovered Black with at least one fatal gunshot wound.

Police found evidence to support multiple rounds were fired into the home. A second woman inside the residence escaped injury.

Las Cruces police are continuing to investigate the shooting and are asking for the public’s help identifying the person or persons responsible for the death of Danielle Black.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps identify those responsible. Anyone with information relevant to this case is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be provided through the Las Cruces Crime Stoppers app, “P3 TIPS.” The app is available through the App Store on most devices.

Those who provide tips through Crime Stoppers do not have to leave their own name and will remain completely anonymous.

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