Hobbs police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting at a house party that left three people dead and four wounded Sunday.
Officers responding to reports of a loud party and gunfire arrived at a home on East Bond Street just after midnight to find seven people shot. Lamar Lee-Kane Jr., a 22-year-old University of the Southwest basketball player; Khalil Carter, an 18-year-old who graduated from high school just days before the shooting; and Kristal Avena, a 24-year-old who leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Bishop Henderson, 19, “a subject involved in the incident on Bond Street,” was arrested Sunday afternoon, according to police. He has been charged with aggravated battery, but police say he could face additional counts as the investigation unfolds. Henderson is being held in the Hobbs city jail, and it is not clear whether police have any other suspects.