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Suspect in Roswell shooting captured in California


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Sebastian Montes was wanted in connection with an April 5 incident

A suspect in an April shooting in Roswell was found and arrested last Thursday in Lancaster, California.


Sebastian Jesus Montes, 21, was found and arrested by the U.S. Marshall Service and will be extradited back to Roswell to face a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a post Monday on the Roswell Police Department’s Facebook page.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department did not return calls for comment on what if any, role they played in the arrest before press deadline Tuesday.

Montes was placed on Roswell’s Most Wanted in connection with the April 5 shooting of Peter Hernandez, 28.

Montes allegedly shot Hernandez while the two men sat in a vehicle parked in an alleyway near West Alameda Street and Evergreen Avenue south of Capitan Park.

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According to an April 6 news release from the RPD about the shooting, Montes fled the scene on foot and Hernandez phoned 911 after being shot.

Hernandez sustained multiple shots to his right arm and the right side of his chest, but survived the shooting. No motive for the shooting has been established.

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