Jordan ruiz shot to death: Employee of Walmart in Hobbs, New Mexico killed following a robbery

Jordan Ruiz
Jordan Ruiz was killed in a shooting


The Hobbs Police Department is seeking assistance in finding a suspect involved in a homicide on May 18. Let’s see who is the suspect in the murder of Jordan Ruiz.

What happened to Jordan Ruiz?

Officers responded to a report of gunfire at the Walmart at 3800 N. Lovington Hwy at 2:07 a.m. on May 18, 2023, in regard to a subject who had been shot.

When they arrived there, they discovered Hobbs resident Jordan Ruiz, 24, lying in the parking lot with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

When Hobbs EMS arrived on the scene, Ruiz was taken to Covenant Hobbs Hospital, where he eventually passed away from his wounds.

Celeste Salinas confirmed the death of Ruiz on Facebook and the statement reads,

Losing a fellow class mate hits different when it’s from the hands of a heartless human, and just way too soon. No one wants to lose their brother, son, friend, like that.

Though I may not have known him closely. I do remember he was a loved individual and a kind person. Rest in peace Jordan Ruiz. Praying for your family and close friends.

Turning my comments off. Don’t just comment on posts, but say a prayer for this young man. For Hobbs. And for yourself, who’s grieving.

Who is the suspect?

According to the initial investigations, the victim may have known the suspect, and this act of violence was not likely committed at random.

Although the suspect information was not known yet. Police is now searching for the suspect involved in the murder.

Jordan was an employee of Walmart Hobbs and following his death, Walmart Hobbs was closed till Thursday. It stated that,

Walmart Hobbs will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Samantha Norvell posted a heartfelt tribute the young man in the following statement,

Prayers to the Walmart employees and family of the young man I feel like Walmart employees don’t need to apologize tho this is a big lose Jordan was a kind young man i feel for you all and his family 

Emily Aranda Dominguez also made a tribute to the 24-year-old young man in the following statement,

Prayers for the family of Jordan Ruiz. God wrap His arms of comfort around them and give them His peace.

The investigation is currently going on. Additional information about this investigation will be made public when it becomes available.

Police asks for the public assistance in finding a suspect and requests that, If you have any information about this incident or any such crimes, please call dispatch at (575) 397-9265, or contact Lea County Crime Stoppers at (575) 393-8005 (you may be eligible for a cash reward). Police say that public can also message them privately on Facebook.


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