Murder Suspect Signed Over Property to Son Before Alleged Crime; Manhunt Underway

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – A tragic incident unfolded in Mesilla as a man reportedly shot and killed his partner, leading law enforcement on a hunt for the suspect, 59-year-old Oscar Rene Sandoval of Chaparral. Before the alleged murder took place, Sandoval signed over property to his son, 19-year-old Ethan Sandoval, without giving any explanation. The victim, Shiereen Al-Jibury, 39, lost her life in this devastating event that shocked the community.

According to witness accounts and police documents, Oscar Sandoval drove an SUV from Las Cruces to Mesilla and opened fire on Al-Jibury, hitting her multiple times. The witness on the scene recounts the harrowing moments when Al-Jibury tried to escape and seek help, only to face further danger from the armed suspect. Despite efforts from first responders, Al-Jibury succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The Mesilla Marshals Office has issued a warning that Oscar Sandoval is considered armed and dangerous and is currently on the run. Law enforcement officials have been working tirelessly to locate Sandoval, who was last seen in Sunland Park before abandoning his SUV and wallet in the area. Inside the vehicle, authorities found his Texas driver’s license, credit cards, and Al-Jibury’s cellphone.

Ethan Sandoval shared that the tragic turn of events came as a shock, as his parents’ routine day ended in tragedy. Concerns arose when his mother did not return home at the usual time, prompting worries and fear for her safety. The young man expressed disbelief at the use of a gun by his father, stating that he had never seen such a weapon in their family vehicle.

The investigation into the incident revealed that Al-Jibury was of Iraqi descent, and past court records indicated a previous arrest in 2008. Authorities continue to pursue leads and gather evidence to apprehend Oscar Sandoval, urging anyone with information to come forward. The community remains stunned by this act of violence, emphasizing the need for justice and closure in the wake of such a tragedy.