UPDATE: Investigators identify officer involved in Hobbs shootin - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATE: Investigators identify officer involved in Hobbs shooting

HOBBS, New Mexico -

From New Mexico State Police: 

On Aug. 22,  the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted by the Hobbs Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Investigators report Officer Rudy Hille was called to the Allsup's near East Snyder and North Dal Paso Street for reports of a male armed with a firearm. A witness police they saw the man with the firearm and reported it to the store clerk.

Officer Hille arrived at the Allsup's, to find Roberto Mata, 46, armed with a firearm. Officer Hille gave Mata several commands to drop his firearm. Mata ignored the officer's commands, then raised the firearm and fired at the witness, striking the witness's vehicle.

Officer Hille fired his department firearm fatally striking Mata. Mata was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. Neither Officer Hille nor the witness were injured in the incident.

Officer Hille is a four-year veteran of the Hobbs Police Department. 


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