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Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of his sister

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A man who is believed to have unintentionally shot his sister to death Sunday evening while at her home has been charged in her death.

Jack Salcido (Submitted Photo)

Jack C. Salcido, 33, of Roswell faces one criminal count each of involuntary manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm after police obtained an arrest warrant for him Monday on those charges.

According to a press release from the Roswell Police Department, officers responded Sunday at about 9 p.m. to the shooting that happened in the zero block of B Street in south Roswell.

Police believe that Salcido accidentally shot Crystal Smith, 35, in the neck while the two were seated at the dining room table in her house.

When officers appeared on the scene, they determined that Smith was deceased, and Salcido, who officers encountered when they arrived, was subsequently taken into custody, according to the RPD press release.

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Salcido reportedly called 911 immediately following the shooting. Investigators believe Salcido was drinking and possibly intoxicated when he fired a rifle without realizing he had fired it at his sister. Smith’s four children, whose ages range from 3 to 14, were also in the house at the time of the shooting.

The RPD press release states that as of Monday, Salcido was being held at the Chaves County Detention Center without bond while awaiting his initial appearance in Magistrate Court.

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

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