17-year-old CODA from New Mexico shot and killed

An unexpected and heartbreaking incident happened last Saturday night in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Tristan Huizar, son of two Deaf parents, Robert Huizar and Heather Lujan, was shot and killed in a white sedan that crashed. A witness said that Huizar was shot in the stomach and neck.

Police were called to the scene at 5:20pm on Saturday. The rescuers tried to revive Huizar, but he died. The detectives are investigating this situation. As of right now, the police do not have any information on the suspect or the motive.

The Rio Rancho Police Department is asking for anyone with information related to this shooting to contact them.

To support the family and the funeral costs, you can find a link to the GoFundMe page in the transcript.

The Daily Moth reached out to the Huizar/Lujan family to share a comment. The family wanted to thank our Deaf community for the love and support that has been pouring out. This is what is helping the family to get through this.

A close family friend mentioned that Huizar was a happy, friendly, and funny person. His family mentioned that he did want to be an interpreter for our Deaf community.