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ARTESIA — A 30-year-old Artesia man is dead and a suspect in custody following a shooting incident Saturday on South Second Street.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 5, several calls came into the Regional Emergency Dispatch Authority regarding shots fired in the area of 1100 South Second Street. Officers arrived and found 30-year-old Juan Sifuentes of Artesia suffering from several gunshot wounds as well as other injuries. He was transported by ambulance and later died at Artesia General Hospital. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
Another 29-year-old adult male was identified as having been moderately injured as a result of the incident.
Osmond Viernes, 35, of Artesia, was in the area when officers arrived. He ultimately contacted the officers and was later interviewed by APD detectives. Viernes was then charged with an open count of murder connected with the death of Sifuentes.

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