An arrest warrant has been filed in connection with last Fridays shooting that injured one and left another dead from a subsequent car accident.
Xavier Lucero, 18, faces seven felony charges, including first-degree murder, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, and aggravated assault. It has not been made if Lucero has yet been arrested.
According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Curry County Magistrate Court:
Police responded to Plains Regional Medical Center late Friday night in reference to a car crash victim and a related gunshot victim. In a statement from a witness at the hospital, they claimed the car crash stemmed from an argument that started at a party on the 1200 block of Brady Street and continued at the railroad tracks on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The witness then said two vehicles — a Dodge truck and a Mercedes sedan — were waiting for the train when a gray sedan pulled up behind both. Multiple people then came out and started shooting at both vehicles. One subject was hit by gunfire, and another was injured in a crash as they attempted to flee. A search of the site resulted in the discovery of 31 shell casings from at least three different firearms.
The driver of the Dodge truck was struck by a round and treated at the University Medical Center in Lubbock for a shattered scapula and was later released. The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene on a railway service road and crashed into a utility pole. The passenger in the Mercedes, later died at PRMC; he did not have any gunshot wounds.
In subsequent interviews held this week, Lucero and the other drivers were identified as the shooters.
Source: Eastern New Mexico News. “Arrest warrant filed in connection to shooting.” Eastern New Mexico News, 05/20/21, https://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/section/news.