Trujillo charged with murder

November 12, 2013 • Local News


The Roswell Police Department served a warrant on Christopher Trujillo, 23, at the Chaves County Detention Center, Monday evening. Trujillo is charged with one count of murder. He was sought by the RPD as a person of interest in the shooting death of Victor Oaxaca, 25, that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, at Variety Liquor and Lounge, 1100 W. Second St.

In the affidavit of criminal complaint, detectives reported talking to nearly 20 [auth] people during the course of their investigation, including bar patrons, staff, family members and friends of both the victim and the accused. No one reported actually witnessing the crime, but many said they heard the sound of gunfire, bangs or loud knocks. No one said they noticed any sort of altercation between Oaxaca and any other customer inside the bar.

The court documents record a large amount of blood at the scene and shell casings, along with track marks, which indicated a vehicle left at a high rate of speed. Officials went to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, where Oaxaca went to receive treatment and died of his injuries. The detective observed that Oaxaca had been shot twice, in the stomach and thigh.

According to the criminal complaint, the detectives pieced together information, including the possible suspect’s identity, from surveillance video footage.

Trujillo reportedly turned himself in to the police department in Dumas, Texas, in the last week of October. He was returned to Roswell, detained and arrested on charges of probation violations.

The affidavit states that detectives went to CCDC to interview Trujillo on Nov. 7, but he refused to speak with them. Trujillo is also charged with firearms transportation or possession by a felon, and tampering with evidence. Trujillo remains at CCDC on a $1,000,000 cash-or-surety bond.

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