HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) investigated a police shooting Saturday involving the Hobbs Police Department. According to police, officers were involved in a shooting around 1:50 p.m. near the East Alameda and North Marland intersection.
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Police say Hobbs officers were called to the area about a fight involving several people. They say 17-year-old Christopher Rojas fled in a vehicle. Police say when officers tried to stop Rojas, he drove towards them and crashed into a parked vehicle. They say an officer exited his vehicle and Rojas drove at him, the officer fired a shot at Rojas, hitting him.
NMSP says one Hobbs police officer was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Rojas was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Rojas was booked into Lea County Detention Center.