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Two Hobbs Men Charged Multiple Counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer

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NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - Two Hobbs men are charged with a combined 18 counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

That's after they shot at officers who went to search a travel trailer as part of murder investigation in Chaves County.

We're told James Gomez and Juan Uribe-Vidal fired a total of 18 rounds and shot a deputy in the arm after the swat team showed up.

After the shooting rampage started, seven people ran out of the R.V.

There were several guns found in the trailer.

During an interview, Gomez told police he saw Vidal fire at police with a rifle.

And that at one point, the rifle got stuck, Gomez fixed it and continued to fire.

Then he later started shooting with a handgun.

But Vidal claims, he didn't shoot at all.

He's charged with 16 counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Gomez was only charged with two.

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