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Man arrested in Sunday night deadly shooting

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Roswell police have arrested a man in connection with a Sunday night fatal shooting of another man on the west side of the city.

Christopher Garcia-Perez is described by police as a person of interest in the investigation. (Submitted Photo)

A press release issued by the Roswell Police Department states 21-year-old Angel Raymundo Fresquez was arrested Monday without incident at a 500 block of Hickory Drive residence in south Roswell after a warrant for his arrest was obtained earlier in the day.

Fresquez now faces charges of second degree murder and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in connection with the shooting of JoNicholas Alfredo Aguilar, 23.

The shooting, according to the press release, occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Walnut Street when Fresquez allegedly shot Aguilar once in the stomach before driving away from the scene.

Aguilar was subsequently transported by medics to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

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The RPD is also looking to locate 24-year-old Christopher Garcia-Perez, who is described by police as a person of interest in the ongoing investigation. He is believed to have been a passenger in the vehicle Fresquez was driving at the time of the shooting. People with information related to the whereabouts of Garcia-Perez are asked to contact RPD at 575-624-6770.

Early findings of the investigation determined that before the shooting, Fresquez took a vehicle from a friend without permission and began following another vehicle in which Aguilar was a passenger.

“Investigators believe Fresquez was driving erratically and in what could have been perceived as a harassing manner toward the vehicle containing Aguilar,” the release states.

Both vehicles soon came to a stop at the 1500 block of Walnut Street. Aguilar then exited the vehicle he was in and walked up to the vehicle driven by Fresquez. Aguilar is then believed to have stood by the vehicle driven by Fresquez and exchanged words with him. Fresquez then shot Aguilar before driving away.

The shooting was the third in as many days in Roswell.

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

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