The Independent (USA)

Homicide suspect wanted by NYPD arrested


On Sept. 22, at around 6:30 p.m., a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol stopped to check on a disabled car, according to a press release from the agency.

That stop was of a woman in a silver 2000 Honda CRV with Pennsylvan­ia license plates on Interstate 40 westbound near Edgewood, New Mexico. The vehicle had two flat tires, State Police said.

At around the same time, NMSP was contacted by the New York Police Department (NYPD) requesting assistance in locating a homicide suspect from New York.

The suspect was identified as Haiyan Deng, 31, a female of New York, New York. NYPD had reason to believe Deng was in New Mexico, driving a Honda CRV with Pennsylvan­ia license plates. Deng was reported to have a firearm, according to the release.

The State Police officer who was assisting the stranded motorist was notified of the request from NYPD. The officer identified the female driver of the Honda CRV she was assisting as Haiyan Deng. When the officer attempted to detain Deng, she resisted the officer.

A passing driver saw Deng resisting the officer and stopped to assist, the release says.

Deputies from the Torrance County Sherriff’s Office quickly arrived on the scene and assisted the officer. Deng was successful­ly taken into custody without further incident, according to State Police. She was arrested and charged with resisting, evading, and obstructin­g an officer.

Deng was booked into the Torrance County Detention Center. She will be extradited to New York for her crimes in New York, according to State Police.

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