Suspect in custody following shooting with police in Hobbs
HOBBS, N.M. — There are new details about a shooting involving police in Lea County.
Hobbs police received a call around 1:45 p.m. Saturday about a fight involving several people. After that happened, one person ran off while another drove away in an allegedly stolen car.
A Hobbs police officer found the car and tried to pull it over near north Marland Boulevard and east Alameda Street. Then, the driver allegedly crashed into the parked police car.
A police officer got out of the car, then the suspect allegedly sped toward the officer. The officer fired at least one shot and struck the suspect. The car then stopped and police took the suspect into custody.
Then, while in handcuffs, police allege the suspect ran away from cops. Again, police took the suspect into custody.
Police identified the suspect as 17-year-old Christopher Rojas, of Hobbs. He was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. An officer was also treated for minor injuries at an area hospital and was released.
Police charged Rojas with alleged previous crimes, including shooting at or from a motor vehicle, unlawful carrying of a handgun by someone under the age of 19, resisting arrest and a probation violation.
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