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Shooting suspect added to Roswell’s Most Wanted

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A man suspected in a recent shooting that left one person wounded is now among Roswell’s most wanted, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Roswell Police Department.

Victor Richardson

An arrest warrant was issued for Victor Clay Richardson, 22, of Roswell on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

The charges stem from an Aug. 6 shooting that took place at about 8:50 p.m. outside a residence in the 1700 block of Michigan Avenue, after reports that a 54-year-old man had been shot in the right shoulder.

According to the release announcing Richardson was added to the department’s most wanted list, the victim confronted Richardson about money the victim claimed Richardson and/or Richardson’s girlfriend owed him.

The victim was later found about one block from the house where the shooting happened. He was taken to a local hospital for what police later described as nonlife-threatening injuries.

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The Roswell SWAT Team was called to the scene at the time of the incident because police believed Richardson was still in the home where the shooting happened. They later found that he was not.

Richardson is 5 feet, 8 inches and 155 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his right forearm.

The release states that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richardson or information that could help locate him should contact the Roswell Police Department at 624-6770 or the Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477. Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if the information they provide leads to an arrest or conviction.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.