Magdalena, NM -On Monday, May 13, 2019, around 1:30 p.m., the Magdalena Marshals Office were dispatched to High Country Lodge located at 303 First Street in Magdalena, for a call of a gunshot victim. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Office of the Medical Investigators.

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate this homicide. State Police agents learned that the victim and Jo Hill got into a physical altercation in the parking lot of the High Country Lodge. Shortly after the physical altercation, Hill armed himself with a firearm and fired several shots at the victim, striking and killing him.

With this information State Police Agents arrested Jo Hill charging him with:

Jo Hill was arrested without incident and booked into the Socorro County Detention Center with No Bond.  The victim’s name will not be released until next of kin is notified. There is currently no additional information available.