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Police say shooting in Las Cruces leaves man dead

October 6, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting that left a man dead.

Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says 30-year-old David Vallejos was hit with [auth] two shotgun blasts after getting in an argument with another man at a mobile home park on the city’s south side Saturday evening.

Police says Vallejos complained to 19-year-old Andre Michael Perez about Perez not wearing a shirt while working on a car.

Perez reportedly got a shotgun and put it inside his home’s front door, then returned after taking off his shorts.

That angered Vallejos even more and he began to fight Perez, who had a baton. Perez was briefly knocked unconscious, then retrieved the shotgun and shot Vallejos.

Perez is being held on a murder charge.

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