New Mexico man accused of killing uncle awaits extradition

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico man accused of fatally shooting his uncle has surrendered to Texas authorities and awaits extradition.

Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 35-year-old Jacob Soliz was involved in an ongoing dispute with 49-year-old Alberto Soliz. Both men shared a residence in La Mesa.

According to a witness, Alberto Soliz returned home to find his nephew waiting for him. A confrontation ensued and Jacob Soliz allegedly shot his uncle with a handgun.

Sheriff’s detectives say the victim’s body was found on the property and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A warrant was issued Saturday night for Jacob Soliz.

He turned himself in to authorities in Anthony, Texas on Tuesday and was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on suspicion of an open count of murder. 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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