Hobbs Homeowner Shoots and Kills Burglar

HOBBS - A homeowner shot and killed a man who was allegedly trying to break into his home.

It happened in Hobbs in the 1100 block of North Denson around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night in Hobbs. Police say 70-year-old Watson Green called police and reported that someone was breaking into his home and that he had armed himself.

Hobbs Police told Green that officers were on the way and to put the gun down. When officers arrived, they found 43-year-old Wallace Roberson suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at Lea Regional Hospital.

Police say Green fired one shot through his door killing Roberson. The District Attorney is now reviewing the case.