Suspects in shooting at Hobbs Walmart found in Reeves County

Hobbs, NM
Hobbs, NM(Dodge Landesman)
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 10:53 AM CDT
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HOBBS, New Mexico (KOSA) - UPDATE: According to the Hobbs Police Department, Deputies with the Reeves County Sheriff’s Office found the vehicle believed to be driven by the suspects and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

The vehicle fled from deputies leading to a chase.

HPD says deputies were eventually able to stop the vehicle and three suspects were arrested, one 18-year-old male and two juveniles.

There are no outstanding suspects at this time. All suspects are facing charges in New Mexico.

On May 18 about 2:07 a.m., The Hobbs Police Department says officers responded to Walmart, 3800 N. Lovington Hwy. in reference to a person that had been shot.

When officers arrived they found the victim, Jordan Ruiz,24, in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Hobbs EMS arrived and the victim was taken to the Covenant Hobbs Hospital, where he later died.

Police say that they suspect this is not a random act of violence and that the suspect may have known the victim.

CBS7 will follow this story and provide further details when they become available.

If you have any information regarding this incident or any other crimes, you can report it by calling dispatch at (575) 397-9265, or contact Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005 (you may be eligible for a cash reward).