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Posted on: September 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Murder Suspect Sought by Police

Rogers Jimmy

Las Cruces police continue to ask for help locating 29-year-old Jimmy Levi Rogers who is one of the suspects believed to be responsible for the Aug. 16 shooting death of Ezekiel Diaz.
 A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Rogers who was last known to reside on the 900 block of Van Patten Avenue. Rogers is one of two suspects believed to be responsible for the death of 40-year-old Ezekiel Diaz.
 Victor Calderon, 28, believed to be the passenger in Rogers’ car at the time of the shooting, was arrested Sept. 4 on a warrant. Rogers and Calderon are both charged with an open count of murder, two counts of conspiracy and one count of tampering with evidence.
 Investigators learned that Rogers and Diaz had an ongoing dispute and were in at least one previous confrontation.
 Investigators learned that shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, Diaz was shot after he parked and exited his SUV on Lohman Avenue near Walnut Street. Multiple witnesses described hearing a gunshot and seeing a gray Toyota leave the scene of the shooting. Police arrived to find Diaz on the roadway, near the driver’s-side door of his black SUV. The autopsy of Diaz determined he was struck in the chest by one gunshot.
 Police located Rogers’ gray Toyota Corolla on Aug. 17 at a motel on west Picacho Avenue. Investigators interviewed Rogers, Calderon and several individuals who know the pair. Results of the investigation put both suspects at the same place, at the time of the shooting.
 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jimmy Levi Rogers is asked to immediately call 911. Rogers is described as 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Rogers should not be approached by the public as he may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

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