Hobbs police are asking for help figuring out what prompted a suspected murder-suicide.
Investigators say officers were initially called to Sunset near Dal Paso, where they found Esteban Chavez suffering from gunshot wounds.
He later died.
Then, they got reports that the suspect, Steven Bates, was threatening to kill himself at a nearby home.
When officers arrived and ordered Bates to put down the gun, they say he turned it on himself and died.
Police are asking anyone with information about what led up to the shooting to give them a call.