Santa Fe Crime Stoppers offers $1K reward for info leading to teen’s arrest

May 6, 2019

Santa Fe Crime Stoppers on Saturday offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a teenage boy accused of shooting his mother’s boyfriend Monday and who might have been involved in two other shooting incidents Wednesday.

Police suspect Hunter Woods, 16, shot the 39-year-old man in the abdomen with a shotgun early Monday during a domestic dispute at his mother’s home at the Avaria of Santa Fe Apartments on Lorca Drive.

The man was hospitalized in critical condition, and Woods fled in his mother’s car, a silver 2016 Kia Rio sedan with New Mexico license plate 890SXN, police said.

On Wednesday, someone shot a vehicle at the Santa Fe address of a man with whom Woods had a prior dispute, police said, and shortly after, a shooting was reported at a nearby park.

No one was injured in either shooting, but witness descriptions indicated Woods may have been connected to both incidents, police said.

The nonprofit Crime Stoppers asked anyone with information to call 505-955-5050. Anyone who sees Woods, who police have described as “armed and dangerous,” is asked to call 911.

Police said earlier this week that Woods’ mother told investigators she had been in contact with her son and has been asking him to turn himself in, but he had been resisting because he was scared.