The Roswell Police Department is searching for 33-year-old Christopher Sais, who is wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and shooting at a motor vehicle.
The incident occurred late Saturday night when Sais allegedly ran over another man in the parking lot at Tinney’s Mercantile, 412 W. Second St.
Police officers responded to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center where the victim was being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. The victim told authorities that he had been at a party and left with some friends. The group noticed another man following their vehicle in a second vehicle.
The driver of the first vehicle pulled over. He got out of the SUV to talk to the driver of the second vehicle to find out why Sais was following them.
As the victim exited the vehicle, he told officers that he heard the engine race. He attempted to jump out of the way, but was struck by Sais’ vehicle and physically run over, sustaining injuries.
A friend pulled him out of the way as Sais attempted to turn his vehicle around for a second pass. Sais fired shots at the other vehicle as he fled the scene. The rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle was shattered by the gunfire, but no one was wounded as a result of it.
According to the criminal complaint, Sais was picked out of a photo array as the driver of the second vehicle. Officials believe Sais may be driving a mid-2000-style black Ford Escape with damage to the front end. People are urged to contact the Police Department if they have any additional information about the incident. The RPD also would like to hear from anyone who knows Sais’ whereabouts. Call the RPD at 575-624-6770, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.