Hobbs police searching for wanted murder suspect

Hobbs police searching for wanted murder suspect

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Edward Soto, 35 Edward Soto, 35
HOBBS, New Mexico -

The Hobbs Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect believed to be involved in the death of Eric Carrasco, 26.

On Friday, Oct. 4, Hobbs police responded to a shots fired call at the Motel Six near North Marland Blvd. Upon arrival, officers found a car had struck the building and Carrasco was inside suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Investigators were able to identify Edward Soto, 35, as a suspect. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Soto Wednesday. 

Anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Soto is urged to call the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9263 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-800.

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