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RPD: Man sought for questioning in homicide


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Roswell police investigators are working to locate a man sought for questioning in the shooting death of another man in east Roswell early Friday morning.

The Roswell Police Department is seeking Manuel Villarreal, 36, for questioning in connection to the homicide of John Halfmann, 43, according to a news release issued Saturday by RPD.

Manuel Villarreal
Manuel Villarreal

Halfmann was found in a shed in the backyard of a residence in the 700 block of East Fifth Street shortly before 4 a.m. Friday. He had suffered a gunshot wound. Another man who has been living in the shed reported finding the victim.

Villarreal is about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the whereabouts of Manuel Villarreal is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 888-594-8477.

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