Neighbor dispute leads to murder investigation

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – Hobbs police are investigating a murder that apparently started as a dispute between neighbors.

It happened Sunday at a home on the 200 block of South Avenue B.

Investigators say several men were fighting and at one point beer bottles and a gun got pulled out, leaving 27-year-old Jose Meza shot.

Police arrested 61-year-old Enrique Carmona.

Carmona is charged with an open count of murder and aggravated assault.

It’s unclear what started the fight. 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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