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Teenage Raton murder suspect surrenders

RATON, NM — A 19-year old Raton man surrendered to city authorities Saturday afternoon after a warrant charging him with first degree murder in a deadly Friday afternoon shooting was issued. Flavio Rodriguez, 19, wanted in connection with the Friday, July 24th shooting death of Jacob D. Salas, 33, of Raton, NM surrendered to Raton Police without incident at approximately 4 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015. Rodriguez is being held at the Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center on a $1M cash bond set before his arrest by Magistrate Judge Warren Walton. Rodriguez is charged with one count of first degree murder, tampering with evidence, and child abuse. An arraignment date has not been set. Raton Police responded to the Sommerset Apartments at 1229 State Street about 3 pm Friday on a shooting call that sent Salas to Miners Colfax Medical Center where he later died from his wounds. When officers arrived on the scene they found Salas in the doorway of apartment 115 bleeding heavily from the upper right leg near the groin area. Officers rendered first aid till Raton EMS arrived and took over. Rodriguez had been last seen Friday afternoon in the

200 block of Clayton Road wearing blue jeans and a white shirt and shoes with a Raiders logo. The suspect remains in custody.