Woman On The Phone With 911 When The Father Of Her Child Allegedly Gunned Her Down

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Source: UNSPLASH; Albuquerque County Sheriff’s Office

Jun. 2 2022, Published 10:06 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of killing the mother of his child while she was on the phone to 911 and their young daughter was in the same room, police in New Mexico said.

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On May 23, Rosa Trujillo, 25, phoned police for help after the toddler’s father, 26-year-old Zion Gibson, showed up at her Lovington home, KOB reported.

On the 911 call, Trujillo reportedly can be heard shouting at Gibson, telling him he scared her and she wasn’t going to answer the door.

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Gibson allegedly broke a window at the residence, and Trujillo warned she had phoned the police before shouting, “Are you gonna f****** cheat on me again?”

Trujillo can be heard screaming to dispatchers that Gibson “has a gun!”

According to KOB, six gunshots ring out, followed by a pause, and then five more shots.

Gibson fled the scene and called the victim’s parents, allegedly telling them he killed Trujillo and they should check on the toddler, authorities said.

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Lovington Police Chief David Miranda told the station the investigation “revealed that the couple’s 3-and-half-year-old baby girl, their daughter, was in very close proximity and in the same room as the victim.”

A short time after the deadly incident, law enforcement located Gibson and got into a high-speed pursuit that went into Arizona, Miranda said.

According to KOB, during the police chase, Gibson allegedly admitted to murdering Trujillo in a video he posted on social media.

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The suspect crashed his vehicle and Holbrook, Arizona, and he was taken into custody without incident after a brief standoff with police.

Gibson was being held in Apache County jail and faces charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, and burglary when he is extradited to New Mexico.


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