Roswell Police identify suspect, victim in fatal shooting

Brandan Berg
Brandan Berg

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man has been arrested for fatally shooting his uncle.

Roswell Police say officers arrived to a home off the 1500 block of North Pontiac Drive just before midnight on Monday where they found 61-year old Edward Pyeatt, who had been shot.  He was taken to the hospital but later died.

They say a witness reported a car leaving the scene. Police say they later found his nephew, 31-year-old Brandan Berg in it.

Berg was arrested and now faces an open count of murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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