Teen who sold gun to shooting victim arrested
ROSWELL N.M. — A teenager has been arrested for selling a gun to one of the victims of a double-homicide at a park last month.
Roswell police said a 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home on the 700 block of Fifth Street. He is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and tampering with evidence.
The charges stem from the April 16 sale of a handgun to a teenager near the tennis courts of Cahoon Park.
According to police, the teen arrested Tuesday sold the gun to 16-year-old Jorge Armendariz less than an hour before Armendiaz and another teenager, 15-year-old Cameron Luna, were robbed and fatally shot while sitting in a car in the parking lot.
The arrested teen had left the scene before the shooting. Police also said he deleted messages from his social media account in which he and Armendariz talked about the sale of the gun shortly before they met in the park that day.
15-year-old Jayvin Montoya, believed to be one of the shooters, was found and arrested April 25 in Ruidoso. Montoya has been charged with two counts of murder, as well as one count each of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.
Another shooter has not yet been formally charged in the shooting.