1 deadly following Tucumcari shooting


TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday night at a Tucumcari Pizza Hut.

According to police, Jimmy Chavez was confronted by 23-year-old Flip Anaya inside the Pizza Hut and they began to argue. Once outside, Anaya took out a gun and allegedly shot Chavez. When police arrived, Anaya shot himself in the head. Anaya was airlifted to the hospital in Texas where he later died.

Chavez was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical investigator.

New Mexico State Police have taken over the investigation which is ongoing.

It’s still unclear what sparked the argument. Online court records show Anaya did not have previous criminal history in New Mexico.

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