FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
May 16, 2016

Fugitive Wanted in Prison Gang Investigation Dies in Albuquerque Crash

A fugitive wanted by the FBI in connection with a multi-agency operation targeting the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico (SNM) Prison Gang has died in a motorcycle crash in Albuquerque.

Leroy Torrez, 40, of Albuquerque, died on Friday, May 13, 2016.

He had been wanted by the FBI on a federal felon in possession of a firearm charge.

Paul Enrique Rivera, “Oso,” another fugitive wanted in the operation, was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department on May 8, 2016.

A recent press release can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/albuquerque/press-releases/2016/albuquerque-police-arrest-fugitive-wanted-in-syndicato-de-nuevo-mexico-prison-gang-investigation.

Another fugitive is still at large, and her information can be found on the above-mentioned press release: Shauna Gutierrez, 36, of Belen, is charged with VICAR-conspiracy to murder/attempt murder.

In addition, Angel DeLeon, 38, is still a fugitive from an earlier operation involving the SNM gang. His wanted poster can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cei/angel-deleon/.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of these fugitives should contact the FBI (24 hours) at 505-889-1300 or send tips to https://tips.fbi.gov.