Investigators Searching for Homicide Suspect in Pecos County Shooting

Investigators Searching for Homicide Suspect in Pecos County Shooting

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

PECOS COUNTY - The Pecos County Sheriff's Office is investigating their first murder of the year.

The holiday weekend took a deadly turn in Pecos County. On Saturday, deputies were called out to the 1800 block of W. Gonzales Loop for an unattended death but when they arrived to the scene, they found something much worse.

"We could tell that the victim had been shot once in the chest that we know of," Pecos County Sheriff, Cliff Harris, said.

The victim is 29-year-old Luis Miguel Enriquez. He had a gunshot wound to the chest but no weapon was found at the scene.

"At this point right now, just looking at the size of the wound, it's going to be a small caliber," Harris said. "Once the autopsy comes back, we're gonna hopefully be able to recover some bullets."

Harris said it's not clear how long Enriquez may have been dead.

"We're trying to run down timelines and stuff like that on when he was last seen and when's the last time anybody talked to him or anything like that," Harris said.

But something stood out at the crime scene that could lead to a possible motive.

"We're still checking into the possibility of whether it was a robbery type deal," Harris said. "There's some stuff that we haven't found that supposedly was there but we're still looking into that stuff."

The possibility of drugs isn't being ruled out either.

NewsWest 9 spoke with neighbors living out in the area who said it's usually quiet and they were shocked to find out what happened.

"It just surprised me. I couldn't believe it," Joe Franco said. "I've been here for 30 some odd years and nothing like this has ever happened."

Many neighbors said they didn't know Enriquez nor did they ever really see him.

"I didn't even know he was staying there," Franco said. "Nobody ever heard anything."

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident, however, they're hoping for a break in the case soon.

"You don't like for this to happen in your community but we're doing everything in our power to get this solved and get the person that did this hideous crime off the streets," Harris said.

If you have any information in reference to this homicide investigation, you're asked to call the Pecos County Sheriff's Office at 432-336-3521.