LCSO: Suspect arrested in fatal Hobbs shooting

HOBBS, N.M. — Lea County deputies arrested a man accused of shooting and killing another man in Hobbs early Sunday morning.

Deputies believe 34-year-old Freddy Dominguez-Rodriguez shot and killed 59-year-old Marty Stice.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities found Stice dead with “significant head trauma” outside of his home. Then, an autopsy ruled his death a homicide due to a gunshot wound.

Detectives investigated and issued an arrest warrant for Dominguez-Rodriguez, who was reportedly already in jail on unrelated charges.

Dominguez-Rodriguez now faces an open count of murder, tampering with evidence plus conspiracy and resisting, evading and obstructing an officer.

The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information, contact Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005 or the detective on the case at 575-396-8281.

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