According to media reports, a man is accused of shooting and killing his friend in a New Mexico oilfield after they got into a religious argument.
According to the sheriff’s office, the fatal shooting occurred just before midnight on May 17 at an oilfield work site in Eddy County.
Preliminary investigation shows that Tevin Morrissette, 29, of Alabama, and Avery Weathers, 33, of Louisiana, were drinking when the topic of religion came up, according to the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the outlet, the conversation developed into a disagreement, which escalated into a physical altercation. According to the Albuquerque Journal, a coworker attempted to break up the altercation, but Morrissette took a revolver from an SUV.
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Morrissette was found with bruises, scratches, and a dislocated shoulder, according to the Journal. Weathers died from at least one gunshot wound.
According to court records, Morrissette was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
He is being held at the Eddy County Detention Center in Carlsbad without bail. The shooting is being investigated by detectives.