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Person of interest interviewed in fatal Roswell drive-by

Fernando Miguel Ortega, 21 Fernando Miguel Ortega, 21 |  Photo: Roswell Police Department

J.R. Oppenheim
February 15, 2018 12:53 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. -- Police in southern New Mexico say they have interviewed a person of interest in their investigation of a fatal drive-by shooting in Roswell earlier this month.

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Police wanted to speak with 21-year-old Fernando Miguel Ortega regarding the shooting death of 33-year-old Tess Jauregui on Feb. 7. They named Ortega a person of interest on Tuesday, tracking him down that night.

Police responded to the shooting at the Sunrise Mobile Home Park on the 1200 block of West Hobbs Street in the southwest part of the city, Roswell Police Department Public Information Officer Todd Wildermuth said. Someone fired several shots around 10:30 p.m. and hit two mobile homes, and at least one round fatally struck Jauregui.

If you have any information, call Roswell police at (575) 624-6770 or Chavez County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS.

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