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Roswell police arrest a suspect in shooting death of woman

July 30, 2019

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a woman in west Roswell.

They say 20-year-old Alessandro Alva was taken into custody Sunday night on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Alva remained jailed without bond Monday in Chavez County. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Roswell police say Alva has denied shooting 40-year-old Jennifer Morro.

They say Alva was linked to the case by witnesses and video surveillance at the scene of the shooting Friday night.

Investigators say Morro was a passenger in Alva’s pickup truck when the two argued and Morro got out.

They say at least one gunshot was fired minutes later from the pickup and Morro was hit as she was sitting or kneeling on a sidewalk.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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