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Police search for shooting suspect

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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.

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.