Police arrest murder suspect

May 22, 2011 • Local News

Police arrested a Roswell teenager Saturday afternoon who they say shot and killed Victoria Velasquez-Arrias, 22, Friday.

Roswell Police Department spokeswoman Erica O’Bryon said Jose [auth] Arias, 19, of Roswell, was arrested at 12:46 p.m., Saturday, at an apartment complex on West Fourth Street, where the shooting took place.

Police records show Arias was charged with one count of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. The victim was the granddaughter of Ward V City Councilor Elena Velasquez. O’Bryon said Arias is being held at the Chaves County Detention Center on a $1 million surety bond.

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