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Police charge Carlsbad man with second degree murder in shooting death

A Carlsbad man was charged with second degree murder accused of discharging the shotgun which fatally struck Christopher Jeffrey Mills in the head Oct. 23, a criminal complaint filed by the Carlsbad Police Department stated.

Police allege R’Jay Chavez-Gonzales, 21, shot Mills during an argument in which Mills accused Chavez-Gonzales of being “a snitch,” read the criminal complaint. The Current-Argus was unable to confirm that Chavez-Gonzales was acting as an informant or in an capacity for any law enforcement agency.

“A witness heard the victim say, ‘so you’re a snitch,’ after making the statement the shotgun went off,” read a court document field by the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office.

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