Hobbs murder hard to understand for one resident

Hobbs murder hard to understand for one resident

HOBBS, NM (KWES) - Danny Gorree said in his 50 years of living in Hobbs there had never been anything like what he witnessed last night and the murder of Darrell Griffin was "un-called" for.

"There was a guy shot right there. The blood spots and everything was right there," said Gorree.

Gorree along with others did what they could to help the police when they arrived

"Another officer on Roxana which is the next street over. I directed him and told him the gunshots came from that way," said Gorree.

Officials said an escalated argument between the victim, 35 year old Darrell Griffin and 25 year old Joshua Puente led to the shooting. The ones who witnessed the outcome said it's been a roller-coaster of emotions.

"Nobody's slept. The person that was killed was my family," said Gorree.

Police arrested Puente at around 4:25 p.m. on Friday. They were able to locate him after receiving a tip on his whereabouts. Police said they found Puente at an abandoned building on the 300 block of East Stanolind Road. For Gorree, this loss is hard to fathom.

"We fight to live to see another day we don't do guns. Why do one person have to carry a gun over here and nobody else? Why," said Gorree.

Police said Puente has been charged with one count of murder and his bond has been set at $150,000.

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