Santa Fe Police looking for 5 suspects who gunned down Michigan man


A man in town for less than two hours, visiting family, was gunned down in Santa Fe.

Friday, police released surveillance video of the shooting and the five suspects involved who haven’t been identified.

It was just minutes before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night when Richard Milan was seen on surveillance video walking down Lucia Lane. He was strolling past a closed down McDonalds, with his dog, in the southwest part of town.

In the video, there also appears to be five others walking in front of him.

“They then peeled off to where the closed McDonalds is at,” Deputy Chief Ben Valdez said. “Mr. Milan is seen stopping and it looks like there’s a confrontation and then you can see he is struck by gun fire.”

The 64-year-old dropped to the ground seconds after he was shot. Deputy Chief Valdez said Milan was traveling from California back home to Michigan when he stopped in the city to visit family. Valdez said Milan had just gotten into town when he decided to take his dog for a walk.

Witnesses told police there was a mix of males and females in the group that fled from the scene on foot.

“They’re either in their late teens or early 20s,” Valdez said. 

Police said they have seen an increase in crimes involving juveniles, and they say a random act like this is alarming. Deputy Chief Valdez said with that many suspects involved, someone has to be talking. 

“We feel that someone in the group has confided in someone and told them, ‘Hey, look,’ they were involved in this and we want them to come forward,” he said.

Santa Fe Police said they are also reviewing other surveillance videos from the area to see if they can get a clearer picture of what happened, but they are urging anyone who knows something to call police.

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