HOBBS, NM--On Sunday, May 18 at approximately 5:48 p.m. Officers of the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 200 Block S. Ave. B in reference to a reported gunshot victim. Jose Meza, age 27, was located on scene suffering from a gunshot wound. Meza was transported to Lea Regional Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injury.
Detectives investigating the incident ultimately charged Enrique Carmona, age 61, with an open count of Murder and Aggravated Assault. Carmona is being held in the Lea County Detention Center on a $2,000,000 cash bond.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone having information concerning this case is asked to contact the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9265.