Allegedly fleeing felon still not found


COSTILLA COUNTY — Early April 5, code enforcement officers on call spotted black Tahoe associated with an individual allegedly wanted for murder out of El Paso County.
The suspect, Charles Lobato, 30, allegedly shot at the officers, who tried to stop him from crossing into New Mexico at about 8 a.m.
Code Enforcement Officers followed the black Tahoe.
While following the Tahoe, it was reported that an unidentified individual stuck a handgun out of the window and fired one shot.
Lobato is wanted for a January murder in El Paso County and Costilla County Undersheriff Ricky Rodriguez says it may not have been him in the Tahoe.
Code enforcement officers did not fire back at the vehicle due to its traveling at a high rate of speed. A search of the area was conducted and the occupants or the Tahoe were not located.
Rodriguez said they still haven't been found.
The tahoe is a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, CO Plate QXC926. This is an ongoing investigation, and if anyone has any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 719-589-5807 or at 719-672-0673.
Officials in Taos County, New Mexico joined the search and attempted to track the Tahoe via satellite, but learned that system had been disabled in 2008.
Lobato should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him is advised to dial 9-1-1.


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