Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near Las Cruces, according to authorities.
New Mexico State Police said 17-year-old Benjamin Archuleta was wounded by gunfire from another vehicle on Interstate 25 and pronounced dead at a hospital March 3.
The vehicle’s driver and a passenger who is the suspected shooter were later arrested and their names were being withheld because they’re juveniles, police said.
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Police said the two teens are facing charges of first-degree murder, shooting from at or from a motor vehicle resulting in great bodily injury and assault with intent to commit a violent felony.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, Archuleta was enrolled at Las Cruces High School but had dropped out before the shooting occurred.