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Police search for shooting suspect

Alex Ross Photo Two officers stand outside the Stripes convenience store in the 1200 block of East Second Street Thursday night. Police first responded at about 9 p.m. Thursday to reports of a woman who was shot. According to a press release from the Roswell Police Department, the woman went to the convenience store after she was allegedly shot by her ex-boyfriend at another location. She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds to her left shoulder. The release states the woman is expected to survive.

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Police are searching for a man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend multiple times Thursday night following an altercation.

Hector Manuel Jurado, 37, of Roswell, has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after a feud with a former girlfriend outside a 700 block of South Atkinson apartment, according to a Friday press release from the Roswell Police Department.

Hector Manuel Jurado

Jurado is described in the press release as 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 280 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is possibly also driving a white Chevrolet Cavalier.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jurado on the aggravated battery charge, according to documents filed Friday in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

The victim, a 34-year-old woman, was hit multiple times in the shoulder by gunfire, court documents state. Soon after she was shot, she stopped at a Stripes convenience store in the 1200 block of East Second Street, where she waited for police and first responders.

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The woman was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for treatment before being airlifted to a hospital outside of the area. She is expected to survive.

Individuals with information about where Hector is located should contact the RPD at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS, the release states.

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

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