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Person of interest identified in May 2 homicide


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The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office has identified Robert Moody of Roswell as a person of interest in a May 2 homicide that happened southeast of Roswell.

Moody was interviewed as a person of interest Wednesday in the shooting death of Bobby Nunez at the Sheriff’s Office while his attorney was present, according to a post made Wednesday night on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

“This case is still under investigation so nothing more can be released at this time,” the post states.

No charges have been formally filed in the case, however, the Sheriff’s Office did state on May 2, hours after the shooting, that a person of interest had been questioned at the Sheriff’s Office in connection with the shooting.

It is not known whether Moody is the same person of interest who had been interviewed on May 2.

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Nunez, 43, of Roswell was found with a gunshot wound Thursday, May 2, in the 600 block of Meadowbrook Road.

Sheriff’s deputies had been called out to the area just before 7 a.m. in reference to a shooting.

Technicians from the Roswell Police Department and investigators from the Sheriff’s Office were also on the scene May 2.

Nunez was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell where he later died from his injuries.

Charges have not been formally filed in the case.

The body of Nunez had been sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington has said that Nunez’s death is the first homicide of 2019 for the Sheriff’s Office. 

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