*Update* Police ID Suspect in Farmington Shooting Death

19-year-old Farmington resident Diondre Badonie was detained as he tried to leave the area on foot while the officers searched the neighborhood. While detained, Badonie became combative with officers while being patted down and advised of his Miranda Rights. After investigation, Badonie was arrested for second-degree murder and two counts of battery on a peace officer.

From Farmington Police

Monday, January 24, 2022

Farmington police identified 19-year-old Farmington resident Diondre Badonie as the man in a fatal shooting that took place early Saturday morning.
Around 12:58 am on January 22, Farmington police responded to a report of shots fired near North Butler Avenue and Orchard Homes Drive. As the officers came into the area, they heard a single gunshot. Badonie was detained as he tried to leave the area on foot while the officers searched the neighborhood. Officers located a deceased man with a single gunshot wound during their search. While detained, Badonie became combative with officers while being patted down and advised of his Miranda Rights. After investigation, Badonie was arrested for second-degree murder and two counts of battery on a peace officer. The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released when they’re available. The victim is not being identified right now to allow for family notification. Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call the FPD Tip Line at 505-599-1068.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Farmington police have a man in custody following a shooting that resulted in the death of another man in the early morning hours.
Around 12:58 am on January 22, 2022, Farmington Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired near N. Butler Ave. and Orchard Homes Dr. As the officers came into the area, they heard a single gunshot. A man leaving on foot was detained as the officers searched the neighborhood. Officers located a deceased man with a single gunshot wound during the search.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released when they’re available. The names of the men involved in this case are not being released right now. Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call the Farmington Police Tip Line at 505-599-1068.

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