18-year-old charged with murder of 17-year-old in Littlefield

Littlefield police have arrested an 18-year-old man who they believe is responsible for the shooting death of a 17-year-old Friday.

Investigators were called to 721 West Third Street Friday morning. According to the police department, officers determined "a series of domestic events" led to Jasmine Rodriguez, 17, being shot. She died at a Lubbock hospital.

On Saturday morning Joseph Moron, 18, was arrested and charged with Rodriguez' murder as well as tampering with evidence. He is held in the Lamb County Jail. 

“Officers responded to 721 W. 3rd Street regarding a disturbance. Officers discovered that a series of domestic events led to a 17-year-old female, Jasmine Rodriguez, being shot. She was transported to UMC by Littlefield E.M.S. The victim passed away," the Littlefield Police Department said in a statement.