Hobbs Man Accused of Murder

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS - A Hobbs murder suspect is behind bars. 51-year-old David Ortiz allegedly shot and killed 37-year-old Agapito Aragonez Friday night.

Officers were called out to a shots fired call at 1117 South Morris Street just after 10 Friday night.

Upon arrival officers found a male subject suffering from what appeared to be a gun shot wound. The subject later identified as Agapito Aragonez age 37 was transported to Lea Regional Hospital by Hobbs EMS and subsequently transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, where he was pronounced deceased.

During the investigation a male subject identified as David Ortiz age 51 was arrested and charged with an open count of Murder.

This investigation is on-going and anyone with information related to this crime is asked to call the Hobbs Police Criminal Investigations Division at 575.397.9275.

Interim Deputy Chief Rohnnie Shaw