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Police rule homicide for woman found shot Friday on West 2nd

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Roswell police have ruled the Friday night shooting death of a woman on West Second Street as a homicide.

Jennifer Morro, 40, was found shot at the 2100 block of West Second Street at about 11 p.m. Friday night, according to information provided by the Roswell Police Department Saturday.

The death has been ruled a homicide by the Roswell Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit, the information states.

Mike Herrington, Chaves County sheriff, said Saturday that Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers with the Roswell Police Department were called to the scene in response to a call of shots fired in the area where the victim had been found.

When law enforcement arrived at the scene, Morro was found shot. She was later transported to a hospital but died soon thereafter.

No other details have yet been disclosed by Roswell police or the Sheriff’s Office.

People with any information related to the shooting are encouraged to contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS.

This homicide represents the third within the city of Roswell in 2019.

Police are still investigating the June 8 shooting death of Alberto Manuel Marin, 31, of Roswell. Marin was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene of the shooting at the 700 block of West Summit Street, in front of a house.

Marin’s death has been ruled a homicide and remains under investigation.

One man also died in a homicide in an alley near South Richardson Avenue and West McGaffey Street July 15. Johnathan Carter, 27, of Roswell, was shot twice and transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, where he later died from his wounds.

A warrant was then issued for Jorge Luis Villa, 25, of Roswell, on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with Carter’s death. Villa turned himself in to Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputies July 19.

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