Las Cruces teens charged with fatally shooting another teen

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Authorities have arrested four Las Cruces teens for allegedly shooting another teen to death while all five were carrying out a home invasion.

Dona Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say three 18-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy were booked Saturday into Dona Ana County Detention Center.

All four face multiple charges including first-degree murder for the death of 17-year-old Jaycob Alba.

According to deputies, Alba and the suspects went to a mobile home park Friday around 3 a.m. The suspects allegedly shot into a vehicle and a home.

The home’s occupant, who was sleeping, suffered a gunshot wound to the foot. He is expected to recover.

Authorities say Alba was outside when he was shot in the head. They say the suspects fled the area but were located by detectives. 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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