ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - Roswell Police are investigating three homicides that occurredover two days in an especially violent weekend in the southeasternNew Mexico town.
Police said the first murders happened on Saturday night afterAaron Daugherty, 23, shot and killed his girlfriend and anotherman.
Daugherty told detectives that he saw his girlfriend ValerieYork and Mark Koenig kissing outside her mobile home on 1200 blockof West Hobbs. He said he went and got a gun, returned and shot the
Police spotted Daugherty's car and pulled him over less thanhalf an hour after the murders. Officers said he surrenderedwithout incident.
Daugherty is charged with two counts of first degree murder.
The third murder happened Sunday morning on East Forrest St.
Police said Miguel Chavez, 24, was fatally shot during a houseparty. Neighbors said they heard yelling and then gunshots.
Police said Roswell residents do not have to fear random acts ofviolence in the southeastern New Mexico community.
"These people all know each other, which is the majority of thecases, it is very rare to see anyone be the victim of a random actof violence, especially in a small community like ours," RoswellPolice Department Officer Travis Holley said.
Police are still investigating the murder on East Forrest. Theyare asking anyone with information to call them at575-624-6770.
These murders bring the total of homicides in Roswell this monthto four.
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