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Victim dies after shooting

Members of the Roswell Police Department investigate a crime scene set up in the 200 block of West Matthews Street Friday afternoon following a shooting that led to the death of a male that has not yet been identified. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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The victim who was shot multiple times in south Roswell died later Friday, authorities said.


The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Ja-hmariay Quentell McDavid, of Roswell, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

According to Roswell Police Department’s public information officer Todd Wildermuth, the shooting occurred along West Mathews Street, with the original 911 call coming in late Friday morning.

“The shooting took place inside a house in the 200 block of West Mathews Street,” Wildermuth said. “The domestic dispute that ended in the shooting involved relatives and boyfriends and girlfriends. A resident of the house called 911 at about 11:50 a.m. to report the shooting.”

Wildermuth said responding police obtained the name and description of the shooter and began searching for him, but were unable to locate him.

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While emergency medical services had taken the victim, 37-year-old Milton Wayne Hopkins, of Roswell, to a hospital, police searched for the shooter.

Wildermuth said McDavid arrived at the Roswell Police Department accompanied with his family in the late afternoon Friday to turn himself in.

McDavid was arrested and charged with manslaughter after he turned himself in at the police station later Friday afternoon.

Authorities said Hopkins died shortly after he was shot multiple times during a domestic dispute.

Police said after investigators questioned the alleged shooter, McDavid was arrested and booked into the Chaves County Detention Center on the charge of voluntary manslaughter. He was being held Friday night without bond.

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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