Andrews man arrested following overnight shooting in Carlsbad

Andrews man arrested following overnight shooting in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, NM (KWES) - An overnight shooting at a motel in Carlsbad, New Mexico, led to the arrest of an Andrews man.

Rodney Lara, 24, is accused of shooting two men after an argument in the Econolodge Motel.

Police say a group of men were taunting Lara outside his room.

He then came out with a gun and claimed he was punched by one of the men.

That's when his gun accidentally went off and hit his friend in the hip.

Lara is accused of shooting at the man who hit him in the back.

Both men were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.

Lara is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and negligent use of a deadly weapon.

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