Suspect charged with three counts of murder in 2019 Hobbs shooting

Suspect charged with three counts of murder in 2019 Hobbs shooting
19-year-old Bishop Henderson is now in custody charged with aggravated battery.

HOBBS, NM (KCBD) - Hobbs police say they have gathered sufficient evidence to charge the suspect in an August shooting that left three people dead and four others injured.

19-year-old Bishop Henderson is now charged with three counts of murder. Hobbs PD says after months of investigating and interviewing, they met with the District Attorney and determined there was sufficient probable cause to charge Henderson.

Police say they were called to the 1700 block of E. Bond Street around 12:48 a.m. on August 25, in reference to a loud party with shots fired.

Police found seven gunshot victims:

Khalil Carter, 18, of Hobbs; Kristal Avena, 24, of Hobbs, and Lamar Lee Kane Jr., 22, of Washington, D.C., sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

Michael Major, 21, of Florida; Turon Windham, 20, of Chicago, IL; Rontrell Hills, 23, of Louisiana; and Jasmine Stansell, 20, of Amarillo, TX were taken to Lea Regional Medical Center (LRMC).

Two of the victims, Lamar Lee-Kane, Jr. and Rontrell Hills are listed on the men’s basketball roster for University of the Southwest.

Lamar Lee-Kane, Jr. (Left), Rontrell Hills (Right) (Source: University of the Southwest)
Lamar Lee-Kane, Jr. (Left), Rontrell Hills (Right) (Source: University of the Southwest)

Major was treated and released from LRMC. Windham, Hills, and Stansell, were ultimately flown to Lubbock, TX area hospitals where they were treated for their injuries.

Police add if you have any information about this incident, please call the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005.

*** UPDATE *** 8/25/19 6:45 PM On 8/25/19 at approximately 2:04 PM investigators learned that a subject involved in...

Posted by Hobbs Police Department on Sunday, August 25, 2019

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