- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Carlsbad police say two people been arrested in a fatal drive-by shooting that stemmed from an earlier fight.

Police say 33-year-old Robert Vargas was arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy, tampering with evidence and other crimes related to the fatal shooting early Tuesday of 41-year-old Eric A. Florez.

It could not be immediately determined whether Florez has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder and other crimes. The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes.

Police also say a third person may face charges in the case.

According to police, other people were in and around a van driven by Florez when it was struck by gunfire.


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