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Hobbs police arrest suspect facing slew of charges

Hobbs police arrest suspect facing slew of charges

David Lynch
June 17, 2017 05:08 PM

HOBBS, N.M. – Police in Hobbs have arrested a suspect after an early morning shooting that left a 17-year-old male with gunshot wounds.

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Officers were responding to reports of shots fired around 6 a.m. at the intersection of Snyder and Morris streets, where they found the victim. Witnesses said the gunfire came from a vehicle driving through the area.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, officials said, where his injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

Police later found out that the suspect was 20-year-old Diego Condarco. Condarco’s vehicle was found outside a resident on East Copper Street, and he was arrested.

Condarco is being charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting from a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and violation of probation.

Officials are asking anyone who may have information to contact the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005.  

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