Hobbs Police Arrest Drive-by Shooting Suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - In Hobbs, a drive by shooting sends a teenager to the hospital on Monday afternoon.

Police caught up with the alleged trigger-man, 18-year-old Carlos Navarrette.

He was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

His alleged victim, 17-year-old Jesus Mendoza, was shot once and had to be airlifted to a Lubbock hospital.

Mendoza was sitting in a car in front of a home on west Lea Street, when he was hit Monday afternoon.

Witnesses say Navarrette drove by the victim's car and fired several shots.