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City Employee in New Mexico Killed After Meeting Colleague in Park to 'Settle Their Dispute,' Cops Say

New Mexico Man Accused of Shooting Co-Worker in Park After Fight
Source: Alamogordo Police Department; Unsplash

Logan Jacobs allegedly got into an argument with a coworker then fatally shot him, police said.

Dec. 12 2023, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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A man in New Mexico has been arrested after he allegedly killed his co-worker during a fight in a park, according to authorities.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, officers responded to Hang Glider Park in Alamogordo about a shooting, according to the Alamogordo Police Department.

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At the park, police found a 42-year-old man, identified as Joe Romo by KRQE-TV, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Romo was transferred to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, officials said.

According to police, 33-year-old Logan Jacobs agreed to meet Romo at Hang Glider Park to fight, but then he allegedly shot the victim several times.

Jacobs and Romo both reportedly worked for the city of Alamogordo Parks and Recreation Department and agreed to meet up at the park after work, authorities said.

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Before the shooting took place, Romo reported a fight between him and Jacobs to their supervisor. That fight occurred earlier in the day in the parking lot, KRQE reported.

Police said detectives obtained surveillance footage from the area in which Romo allegedly could be heard saying, “Where are we doing this? Let’s go,” and both men can then be seen leaving the parking lot and driving toward the park.


Jacobs reportedly admitted to shooting Romo and told police he initially met with Romo to “settle their dispute,” according to KRQE.

Romo allegedly hit Jacobs in the throat during the fight, and Jacobs pulled out a 9 mm handgun and shot him, officials said.

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On Dec. 6, Jacobs was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder and booked into the Otero County Detention Center, authorities said.

Jacobs reportedly has a criminal past of threatening multiple people with guns, according to KRQE.


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