Agencies: Carlsbad Police Department New Mexico
Last updated: 7 months ago
Police said in a press release that officers responded to a disturbance on the 3800 block of Fleetwood Street, where they found the man armed with a gun.
Neighbors, who identified the victim as Hector Leija, a father, husband, and grandfather, said they heard several shots fired during the early-morning incident.
A neighbor of the victim, who asked not to be identified, said she woke up around 12:25 a.m. to the sound of gunfire. “It sounded like they were shooting at a mob boss or something,” she said.