Two charged in fatal Hobbs shooting


HOBBS, N.M. (Big 2/Fox 24) – Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting that stemmed from a drug deal in Hobbs, according to police officials Thursday.

The investigation began back on July 8 when officers were called to the 1600 block of Coleman about a welfare check. At the scene, officers located Rojelio Velasquez and Chrystal Moore dead inside of a home.

While investigating, HPD officers learned that two men, Hector Madrid and Alfonso Aldaco had gone to the home to buy heroin and shortly after they entered, shots were fired, according to a release.

Two days later, Aldaco turned himself in to the Hobbs Police Department and has since been charged with accessory murder, police say. Madrid was located in Lubbock Wednesday. He was taken into custody by the Lubbock Police Department, the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit, the Texas Anti-Gang Unit and the Lubbock SWAT Team.

Madrid has since been charged with two counts of murder and is awaiting extradition back to Hobbs.

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