Victims identified in fatal Carlsbad shooting

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say two people were shot and killed in Carlsbad early Monday morning after an altercation took place between several people.

Police say it began with an argument at a party around 4 a.m. Monday on 6th Street. The fight ended up two streets over on 8th where officers say someone opened fire.

Alex Garcia, 28, of Loving died at the scene. Desean Minner, 20, of Carlsbad died at the hospital.

No arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with more information to call Sgt. Allen Sanchez at 575-885-2111 ext. 240. Those who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Eddy County at 575-887-1888. 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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