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FARMINGTON — San Juan County SWAT team surrounded a mobile home on Ruins Road in Aztec on Tuesday only to discover no one was home but a dog.

Law enforcement were at the home seeking two people who are wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting death of 32-year-old Anthony Jacquez, whose body was found Sunday in a remote area 2 miles north of NM 516.

Jacquez died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, Sheriff's Capt. Tim Black said.

A man mountain biking in the area near County Road 3535 discovered the body shortly after 11:30 a.m.

The investigation led detectives Tuesday to the trailer where they believed the men were located. One of the men is wanted on an unrelated warrant.

"We thought someone was inside because there was movement in the residence," Black said after officers heard something running back and forth.

No one answered the door at the residence when detectives arrived. Based on information they received, they believed a small child, woman and possibly an armed person was inside the home.

The area was secured and the SWAT team was called in. After several hours, deputies broke windows to get a better look.

When it was determined there was no child inside, they entered. No one was in the house but a dog.

Detectives executed a search warrant on the property, and the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives also arrested 47-year-old Martin Martinez for allegedly shooting at detectives who were conducting surveillance Monday in connection with Jacquez's shooting.


Martinez was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence, Sheriff's Lt. Cory Tanner said.

While detectives don't believe Martinez is connected to Jacquez's shooting, he lives in a neighboring house.

Jacquez made headlines in 2008 after he acquitted of first-degree murder charged in connection with the shooting death of Carlos Escobar.

Authorities believe Escobar was murdered after he and Thomas Vigil, then 27, exchanged gunfire outside a county road residence south of Bloomfield on Oct. 21, 2005.

After the initial exchange, Escobar accelerated his pickup truck in reverse until he reached the roadway, where investigators believed Larry Abeyta, Jared Jacquez and Anthony Jacquez began shooting at the vehicle.