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Christopher Calloway

SILVER CITY — Nichole Leon, 21, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head inside a trailer in the Shady Grove Trailer Park in Silver City early Saturday morning.

Leon's boyfriend, Christopher Calloway, 23, was arrested Saturday evening and charged with an open count of murder, tampering with evidence, negligent use of a firearm and child abuse. Calloway was booked into the Grant County Detention Center and his bond has been set at $250,000.

Police said the motive for the shooting remained unclear, however, police have reason to believe there was an argument between the two prior to the shooting.

The two were living together at the time of the incident and there was a two-month-old child inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Silver City Police said they found Leon dead at about 4:26 a.m. Saturday while responding to a welfare check at the trailer park near the intersection of 17th and Canal Streets.

Police said that Leon's family had been notified and the investigation into the homicide is continuing.