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No new leads in Monday homicide


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Roswell police as of late Tuesday had no new leads in a homicide that happened Monday morning.

“Nothing new at this point,” said Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department, when asked late Tuesday for an update on any new developments in the case. The shooting was believed to have happened at 10:45 a.m. Monday, according to a press release on the homicide issued by Roswell Police Monday night.

Police obtained a warrant Monday for Jorge Villa, 25, of Roswell, on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Johnathan Carter, 27. Nicole Sena, 36, is being sought as a person of interest in the case.

Carter died at Eastern New Medical Medical Center from gunshot wounds to the torso area, according to a report filed by an officer with the RPD.

The report states an officer was dispatched at 11:08 a.m. Monday to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in reference to an aggravated battery victim, and learned that a male with gunshot wounds — later identified as Carter — had been transported to the hospital by someone in a personally owned vehicle.

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A woman who brought Carter to the hospital identified him to police and said she and Carter arrived at a location in the 1200 block of South Richardson Avenue in a white Ford Ranger to buy a purse from someone identified in the report as “Nicole,” who the woman said she knew, the report states.

As soon as she and Carter stepped out of the vehicle, “Nicole” and Villa stepped out of a gold Pontiac Grand Am and when they saw Carter, Villa opened fire on him, according to the report. After he had opened fire on Carter, the reports states that Villa and “Nicole” got back into the gold Grand Am and drove off.

The Grand Am was described as having a dealer plate with unknown numbers, according to the report.

Villa is described as about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Sena is about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, with black hair and hazel eyes.

People with information related to the case should call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.

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

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