The Roswell Police Department arrested Jeffery Miller, 19, Thursday evening, on charges of assault with intent to commit a violent felony and aggravated battery. He was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sunday just after 5 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Emerald Drive.
Detectives were called to the emergency room at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in reference to two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds. Detectives learned that the victim was at home when he heard a noise near his front door. When he first went to investigate, he saw nothing. However, after he closed his door, he heard further noises. He armed himself and opened the door to find a male subject outside. The man, identified as Miller, ordered the victim to the ground. The two men exchanged gunfire, and both were wounded.
Miller was reportedly a neighbor of the victim. After interviewing multiple witnesses, a warrant was issued for Miller’s arrest. He was taken to the Chaves County Detention Center where he remains on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.