2 dead after Carlsbad house party turns into a crime scene

Created: 08/11/2014 12:57 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A house party turned into a crime scene overnight, after two people were shot and killed and police say a petty argument sparked it all.

Carlsbad police say around 4 a.m. a group of people started arguing. Police say the fight moved into the street, and that’s when it turned deadly.

Police say someone pulled out a gun and started firing, killing DeSean Minner, 20, and Alex Garcia, 28.

“We were just sitting there normal and that's when they took me home and then after that I guess is when everything happened," said Sierra Molina.

Molina is DeSean’s cousin, but they were so close she called him brother. She says she had just left the party.

“It’s unreal, I can't believe that my brother is gone in the blink of an eye, I mean everyone just saw him yesterday,” said Molina. “We were fine, laughing."

DeSean’s family is heartbroken.

“He was the best brother anyone could ever ask for," said Molina.

DeSean leaves behind an 8-month-old son.

“He was a great dad to his son, he loved his son, he got his son whatever his son needed,” said Molina.

“It was a combination of intoxication and just bad decisions," said Sergeant Allen Sanchez.

Sanchez won’t say what the fight was about, but will say, “It was an altercation over something ridiculous and it's senseless. I mean it was senseless what happened. And when we're able to release the details of it you’ll see, I mean it was just completely senseless."

As for the shooter, Carlsbad police say they do have a person of interest, but they’re not releasing his name yet.

“I hope they find who did this, and I hope he gets what he deserves,” said Molina. “He took a person’s life, he took someone's dad, he took someone's brother, someone's son, and it just makes me so mad and hurt that someone could do this."

As the investigation continues, Carlsbad police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

You can remain anonymous, just call Crime Stoppers of Eddy County at 575-887-1888.

You can also contact Det. Sgt. Allen Sanchez at 575-885-2111 ext. 240

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