2 Dead After Shooting At Tucumcari Pizza Hut
On Friday night, Tucumcari Police and the New Mexico State Police responded to a shooting call at the Pizza Hut on 1st Street in Tucumcari. According to our news partners at ABC 7 KVII, officers arrived and found one person had been killed and another with life threatening in injuries. The shooting was the result of an argument that begun in the restaurant between Jimmy Chavez and Flip Anaya.
Chavez and Anaya exited the store and Anaya pulled out a gun and killed Chavez. Anaya turned the gun on himself as officers arrived at the Pizza Hut, causing a critical head wound. He was taken to the local hospital where he was then airlifted to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. Anaya died from his injuries at 6:19pm on Saturday in Amarillo.
New Mexico State Police crime scene division is assisting with the investigation. At this point, they are still looking for more information about the incident and the victims. Anyone with knowledge of the shooting, is asked to contact local law enforcement.