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Shooter identified in fatal weekend incident

Sheriff: Shooter says he acted in self-defense


July 28, 2019

PORTALES — Officials on Sunday identified the shooter and those hurt in the deadly incident Saturday morning outside Portales, but said no arrests or charges had been made.

Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker said Devin Guidry, 23, was "determined to be the shooter" and that "Guidry described how he shot (Derek) Garcia in self-defense because Garcia came at him with a knife."

Guidry is cooperating in the investigation and as of Sunday afternoon had not been charged or arrested — nor had anyone else. Guidry was not on the 2018 roster for Eastern New Mexico University, but is identified as a junior football player on the Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. Attempts Sunday to contact Guidry were unsuccessful.

Parker on Sunday also confirmed Derek Garcia, 24, of Portales, was found "deceased of a gunshot wound to the chest" at a residence at 510 East 18th Street following reports at 2:41 a.m. Saturday "of a shooting and a large fight."

Parker said the first officers on scene described Garcia as "dead on arrival."

Two others injured in the incident were transported to Roosevelt General Hospital and then Lubbock and are expected to recover, Parker said.

Quentin Carmichael, 20, of Portales, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, and Nino Darienzo, 22, "was found on scene with multiple stab wounds."

Darienzo is an airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, Parker said. Cannon AFB's media representative did not immediately respond Sunday to a request for comment.

Carmichael "was shot in the leg during this entire ordeal," but Parker declined to say if that gunshot also came from Guidry. Darienzo's stabbing is still being investigated.

Charges could still come as the entire incident is still under investigation. Sunday's updates followed "numerous interviews" and search warrants on residences and vehicles, Parker said.

Investigators are "still interviewing further people" and ask that anyone with information on the incident early Saturday to contact the sheriff office at 575-356-4408. So far "all witness interviews point to Guidry's story checking out," Parker said.

"I would say anything's possible at this point," he added.


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