Skip to Content

ZeroEyes positive gun detection leads to criminal charges

ZeroEyes positive gun detection leads to criminal charges

ZeroEyes positive gun detection in leads to criminal charges

PHILADELPHIA - ZeroEyes announced that a positive detection of an illegally brandished firearm in Hobbs, N.M., has resulted in criminal charges.

At 6:35 p.m. MDT on Nov. 30, 2023, ZeroEyes alerted the Hobbs Police Department and Eagle I.C. dispatch center of an illegal gun detection captured on a security camera in the parking lot of Del Norte Pool. The ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC) provided intelligent situational awareness about the threat, which involved individuals shooting sporting clays dangerously close to North Grimes Street. The responding officers detained the suspects and filed criminal charges against one of them.

“My team and I were highly impressed with ZeroEyes’ AI detection and rapid human verification, which helped us stop this dangerous activity before anybody was hurt,” said Hobbs Police Chief August Fons. “In the past, something like this would have been missed entirely. We absolutely cannot have our citizens illegally firing guns in a public area, where anybody could walk by and get injured or even killed.”

ZeroEyes' AI-based gun detection platform was deployed by the city of Hobbs at the beginning of August 2023 following a successful year of operation at the Hobbs Municipal School District.

“We believe the implementation of ZeroEyes within the general public will help deter and reduce crimes involving firearms,” Reanna Alarcon, public information and community relations officer, Hobbs Police Department, said at the time. “We would like to thank the City of Hobbs for investing in this program and the additional protection for the citizens we serve.”

“It is always gratifying to learn that our system has successfully prevented a potential shooting,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “We are thankful that Hobbs PD acted swiftly to stop this illegal behavior, and look forward to continued success working with the department.”

For more information about ZeroEyes and its services please visit


To comment on this post, please log in to your account or set up an account now.