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WANTED: Leroy Acosta

Detectives from the Roswell Police Department (RPD) are currently soliciting the public’s assistance in locating Leroy Acosta (31).  Acosta is wanted for his involvement in a shooting.

 

Pictured here is Leroy Acosta.


Roswell Police Department

128 West Second Street

Roswell, New Mexico USA 88201

 

 

Sabrina Morales, Public Information Liaison

Tel. (575) 624 6770 ext. 141

Fax (575) 624-6780


PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: December 2, 2013

 

WANTED:  Leroy Acosta

Roswell, NM Detectives from the Roswell Police Department (RPD) are currently soliciting the public’s assistance in locating Leroy Acosta (31).  Acosta is wanted for his involvement in a shooting.

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, officers responded to the 200 block of East Frazier street in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers discovered Helen Joy Padilla (45) had sustained gunshot wounds.  Padilla was transported to a local hospital.  She was later flown out of state for further medical treatment.  Helen Joy Padilla currently remains in medical care.

Through the course of the investigation, Detectives obtained sufficient probable cause and secured arrest warrants for Leroy Acosta, and Danielle McClain (22).  Officers arrested McClain on Wednesday, November 27.  Acosta remains a fugitive from justice.  Once arrested, Acosta will be charged with attempting to commit premeditated murder.

Leroy Acosta is described as being 5’ 6” tall, weighing 130 pounds, has black hair, and brown eyes.  He is presumed to be armed and dangerous.  If anyone knows of his whereabouts you are urged to contact the Roswell Police Department (575-624-6770) or Crime Stoppers (1-888-594-8477) immediately.

The investigation is ongoing.  No further information will be released at this time. 

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