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Man dies in Chaves County’s first 2019 homicide

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Units from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office parked at the 600 block of Meadowbrook Road in Roswell Thursday afternoon. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office were still on the scene investigating a murder that occurred at the residence Thursday morning. Few details have been made available about the 43-year-old male victim or the alleged shooter. Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said Thursday the case was still under investigation and additional information would be released soon. (Alex Ross Photo)

One man is dead following a Thursday morning shooting that Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said is the first homicide handled by the Sheriff’s Office in 2019.

The shooting occurred at about 6:50 a.m. at a 600 block Meadowbrook Road residence, according to a post on the Facebook page of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday afternoon.

The 43-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital, where he later died, according to Lt. Doug Perham of the Sheriff’s Office.

A person of interest in the case was taken to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning, the Facebook post stated.

No further information on the identity of the victim, person of interest or the details about the circumstances that led to the shooting were released before press time Thursday.

Herrington said the shooting is still under investigation and that more information about the case will be released at a later time.

Investigators and deputies from the Sheriffs Office were still at the scene Thursday afternoon.

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