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1 dead in Wednesday homicide on Ballard St

Alex Ross Photo Police officers and crime scene investigators at the scene of a homicide Wednesday morning in the 300 block of Ballard Street in Roswell.

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A man was arrested in Albuquerque Wednesday afternoon in connection with a fatal shooting in Roswell.

Arturo Duran-Lujan, 40, was arrested late Wednesday at an Albuquerque residence on charges of second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and child abuse, according to a press release issued by the Roswell Police Department.

Investigators believe Duran-Lujan fatally shot Leroy Jaramillo Acosta, 37, at about midnight Wednesday in the 300 block of East Ballard Avenue.

Police were called to the scene at about 12:15 a.m. where Acosta was found shot and lying on the sidewalk. He was subsequently transported to a hospital where he died a short time later.

Investigators now believe Acosta and Duran-Lujan had a history of conflict between them and were arguing before the shooting while outside a residence where numerous people were gathered, according to the release.

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