Suspect in custody, charged with murder after 17-year-old shot, killed in Littlefield

Suspect in custody, charged in murder of Littlefield teen

LITTLEFIELD, Texas (KCBD) - Littlefield Police are investigating a shooting that killed a 17-year-old girl around 6:45 a.m. on Friday, July 31.

Police were initially called to a disturbance in the 700 block of West 3rd Street in Littlefield.

Littlefield PD provided an update on Saturday morning, saying officers discovered that a series of domestic events led to a 17-year-old female, Jasmine Rodriguez, being shot.

Rodriguez was taken to University Medical Center by Littlefield EMS where she died.

Joseph Moron, 18, was arrested, charged with Rodriguez’ murder, as well as tampering with evidence. He is currently being held in the Lamb County Jail.

The Littlefield police chief said they’re going to treat the investigation as a homicide until they know more.

Littlefield Police say there have been about four homicides since 2017 and they have about only one call a year about shootings in Littlefield.

The investigation is ongoing. The Texas Rangers are assisting with the investigation.

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