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Lovington Man Arrested After Weekend Shooting in Hobbs

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HOBBS, N.M. - A rowdy night out in Hobbs put a Lovington man behind bars after he fired a pistol from his truck.

Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on a truck around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

They ordered 31-year-old Jason Manzelli and two other men to get out of the vehicle.

Once they were detained, the officers searched the truck and found a pistol.

Manzelli told police that he and his friends had gotten into an argument with several other men at a bar down the road.

When they were kicked out, Manzelli got in the truck and picked up the pistol.

That's when a shot was fired outside the window.

Officers noticed that Manzelli smelled like alcohol and he confessed that he was drunk.

Manzelli is facing multiple charges including negligent use of a deadly weapon and DWI.