A D.C. man was shot to death at a house party in southeast New Mexico, where two others were killed and four were injured, local police said.
Washington native Lamar Lee-Kane, 22, and two other partygoers suffered critical injuries and died at the scene in Hobbs, New Mexico, Sunday morning.
Police arrested 19-year-old Bishop Henderson of Hobbs in connection with the shooting. Henderson is charged with aggravated battery, a third-degree felony, but more charges could be added as the investigation continues.
Four other victims are being treated for gunshot wounds; one has been released from the hospital. The other three victims were flown to hospitals in Lubbock, Texas, for further treatment. All of the victims are aged 24 or younger.
Lee-Kane played basketball for University of the Southwest in Hobbs and attended Calvin Coolidge High School in Northwest D.C.
"I didn’t want to accept it. I don’t know if I accept it right now. You know, we still waiting for Lamar to come home," Lee-Kane's mother, Kia Williams, told News4.
Williams said the suspect stole her joy.
"He took my heart. He took my breath. He took my smile from me," she said.
"Ain’t no justice because he can’t come back. Ain’t no justice," Lee-Kane's father, Lamar Lee-Kane Sr., said.
"I’m going to always love him. Until the day I die," he said.
Authorities have not released information about a motive at this time.
A GoFundMe page was established to raise money for Lee-Kane's family.