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Man killed in armed confrontation Sunday morning in Roswell


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One man is dead following a confrontation between two armed men early Sunday morning outside a Roswell convenience store.

Jeffery Miller, 29, of Roswell, was shot once in the chest outside the Allsup’s store at the corner of North Main Street and Country Club Road, according to a press release issued Sunday by the Roswell Police Department. The incident occurred at about 3:20 a.m. Miller died at the scene.

The other person involved in the shooting, an employee of the Allsup’s where the incident took place, was later taken to the police station and questioned by RPD detectives before being released. The press release did not identify the store employee.

RPD officers were called to the scene by a woman who came into the parking lot immediately after the shooting.

The store employee was taking a break and was in his vehicle when a man — later identified as Miller — pulled up in another vehicle, got out and approached the store employee, who according to the press release was sitting inside his vehicle with a handgun on the passenger seat.

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Miller reportedly became confrontational when he told the store employee he wanted to buy cigarettes from the store, which was closed to customers at the time, and began talking about the firearm on the employee’s passenger seat.

“It was determined Miller, whom investigators believe was intoxicated, then returned to his vehicle and retrieved a handgun of his own,” the press release states. Miller approached the employee again, who by that time had exited his vehicle with his gun and was standing outside.

The men eventually agreed to put their guns away in their waistbands, before Miller then reportedly ordered the employee to give him his gun.

“Miller began reaching for his own gun in his waistband and at that point the store employee, who later told investigators he feared for his life when he saw Miller reaching for his gun, drew his gun and shot Miller once in the chest,” the press release states.

The investigation into the shooting remains active.

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

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