HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A 17-year-old was taken into custody for the shooting death of a 35-year-old man in Hobbs on Saturday.

Hobbs Police arrested the 17-year-old boy at a home on Sunday. Police found Maharshi Bhakta with several gunshot wounds at the Executive Inn Motel, 200 N. Marland. Bhakta was taken to the hospital where he later died.

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The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or any other crimes, is asked to report it by calling dispatch at 575-397-9265 or contacting Lea County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 575-393-8005. Individuals may be eligible for a cash reward.