Murder Charges Added for Hobbs Man Involved in Deadly Shooting

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Add a murder charge to the list against a Hobbs man in connection with a deadly shooting back in February.

21-year-old Alex Tovar was already charged with tampering with evidence and conspiracy.

Police say Tovar was involved in the shooting that killed Jose Barrientos.

It happened at an intersection after a fight earlier at an apartment complex.

His bond has been set at 1 million dollars.

A second man, 21-year-old Jose Garcia of Hobbs has also been charged with murder in the crime.