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Woman arrested after fatal house party shooting in Santa Fe

September 10, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say a woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at a house party.

They say 64-year-old Beverly Melendez is jailed without bond on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police say 19-year-old Rodrigo Enriquez-Garay died at a hospital Sunday.

He was attending a house party with his family when witnesses say a neighbor fired at least one shot toward the party and Enriquez-Garay was struck by a bullet.

Melendez was arrested hours after the shooting when police set up SWAT operations in front of her home and coaxed her out.

Police say the woman allegedly fired shots over the wall of her backyard.

They reported finding spent bullet casings in Melendez’s backyard later.

It was unclear if she has a lawyer yet.

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