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Hobbs Man Dead Following Attempted Robbery

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

HOBBS - A Hobbs man is dead tonight after being shot in an attempted robbery early Sunday morning.

This all happened around 10:00 Sunday morning in the 2800 block of North Dal Paso Street. Officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim.

When they got there they found 37-year-old Antonio Ortiz Junior had been shot.

He was taken to Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs where he was pronounced dead. Police took a suspect into custody at the scene.

He has been identified as 48-year-old Johnny Hall. Also of Hobbs.

Hall is facing charges for attempted robbery and first degree murder. His bond is over a million dollars.

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