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Lubbock SWAT response related to double-murder in New Mexico


Monday evening, Hobbs, New Mexico police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of North Coleman in reference to a welfare check. The caller reported that Rojelio Velasquez, 37, of Hobbs was possibly deceased inside the residence.

Officers located two deceased individuals who were identified as Velasquez and Chrystal Moore, 40, of Hobbs. Both had apparent gunshot injuries. Their bodies were sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, NM for autopsy.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Hobbs investigators learned that Hector Madrid, 40, of Hobbs, and Alfonso Aldaco, 25, of Lubbock, went to the residence to purchase heroin. Shortly after Madrid entered the residence shots were fired.

Aldaco drove Madrid to and from the residence.

Madrid was arrested Wednesday with assistance from the Lubbock Police Department Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit, Texas Anti-Gang Unit and City of Lubbock SWAT Team. He is charged with Murder (1st degree Felony) 2 counts.

Madrid is being held in the Lubbock County Jail pending an extradition hearing in Lubbock.

Aldaco turned himself in to the Hobbs Police Department on Wednesday. He is charged with Accessory Murder (1st degree Felony) 2 counts. Aldaco is being held at the Hobbs City Jail pending arraignment in Hobbs Magistrate Court.

Although the investigation remains on-going the Hobbs Police Department does not anticipate additional arrests.

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