Man dead in Hobbs shooting, suspect jailed

November 3, 2012 • State News

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — [auth] Police in Hobbs say a 37-year-old man has died of a gunshot wound and a suspect has been jailed on murder charges.

Police said in a statement Saturday that officers found Agapito Aragonez (Ah-ga-PEE-to Air-ah-goh-nez) suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived at a home late Friday. Aragonez was taken to a Hobbs hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, where he died.

Detectives arrested 51-year-old David Ortiz on an open murder charge. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

Police didn’t say what prompted the shooting.

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