Chandler named special prosecutor in connection with shooting

CNJ Staff

Clovis-Portales District Attorney Matt Chandler has been named special prosecutor in connection with last week’s shooting at Roswell’s Berrendo Middle School.

The Roswell Daily Record and other media outlets reported Roswell DA Janetta Hicks asked Chandler to prosecute the case because of multiple conflicts of interest in her office.

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler

Mason Campbell, 12, has been charged with three counts of aggravated battery following the shooting Tuesday morning that left two classmates hospitalized in Lubbock. A security guard also suffered minor injuries in the incident.

The suspect is undergoing psychiatric evaluation in Albuquerque. Chandler said he expects the boy will make his first court appearance sometime this week.