By Leota Harriman

A domestic violence incident near Raven Road and South 14 led to a search that included helicopters in the middle of the night Sept. 2.

A few of the residents in the area called The Independent to report helicopters circling around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 2, both with searchlights and without.

According to Sgt. Aaron Williamson of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s department, detectives were looking for 42-year old Alexander Davlin. His former girlfriend had filed a restraining order against him, but he forced his way into her home, threatening her and a man who was there with her, according to the police report.

The police report said that a deputy was dispatched for a welfare check on Raven Road. The deputy made contact with a man and a woman; the woman had a restraining order against the man, but had not yet served him with it, according to the police report. The deputy read the restraining order to them, the report says.

The man then left, but around 2 a.m., law enforcement was called back to the home because the woman had called to say the man “had forced his way into her home and shot a 12 gauge shotgun round, from a homemade firearm at her and her friend.”

The man, Alexander Davlin, was sought using canine and air support, but was not found, according to the police report.

Detectives are actively looking for Davlin, Williamson said, asking anyone with information to call 505-798-7000.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]