- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Police say a Roswell man wanted in the fatal shooting of his uncle is in custody.

A warrant was issued Nov. 9 for 35-year-old Cody Hairston in the shooting of 56-year-old Ernest Ray Allen.

Police say Hairston was arrested Thursday at a friend’s home on Roswell’s west side.

The warrant accuses Hairston of first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

It’s unclear if Hairston has a lawyer yet.

Police say Allen was found shot at his home just before midnight on Nov. 8. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators say Hairston and Allen were seen arguing and pushing each other at a family member’s residence.

Before the argument, family members say Allen was trying to console Hairston about the recent death of Hairston’s mother.

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