Police arrest teen suspect in Farmington murder

Updated: 09/04/2014 8:42 PM | Created: 09/04/2014 2:51 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a man in Farmington on Wednesday night.

According to Farmington police, officers arrested 17-year-old Rafael Velasquez Thursday afternoon in the Wednesday evening shooting death of 22-year-old Seth Stallings.

Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Sycamore Street on reports of a body Wednesday evening around 7:15 p.m. Investigators determined Stallings died from a single gunshot wound.

Farmington police say Velasquez faces charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and larceny of a firearm.

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