Man shot, killed in Chaves County

CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Chaves County Sheriffs deputies are investigating a murder.

Deputies say around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, the victim, who lives on the 4600 block of west Matthews Street opened his door and someone opened fire killing him.

According to deputies, the victim is in his 40s but his name is not being released right now.
Deputies are still investigating whether the victim knew his killer, but so far no arrests have been made. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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