Friday night shooting leaves two men dead

June 19, 2012 • Local News

Two men were shot and killed in the 300 block of East Bonney Street, late Friday night. Ruben Archuleta Sr., 49, died at the scene. His son, Ruben Archuleta Jr., 21, was transported [auth] to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

A witness reported hearing the sound of gunfire and then saw a body in the street.

The investigator said the Roswell Police Department has two persons of interest in this case, but was unwilling to release the names. RPD spokesman Sgt. Jim Preston said that no charges have been filed.

The police do not think the shootings are gang-related. “I’ve not heard anyone else say it, and I’m not saying either way,” Preston said.

According to Preston, officials believe the shootings resulted from an ongoing argument with another member of the family.

The homicides are the first in 2012. They follow a 10-month period without a murder in Roswell, the last having occurred in August 2011.

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