Over the course of the past several weeks, the Clovis Police Department, along with local residents, have seen an uptick in shootings around the town. Due to the severity and frequency of these shootings, a task force consisting of both patrol officers and detectives from the Clovis Police Department was created. This task force has been conducting directed patrols in these high-risk areas and investigating these shootings.
During the weekend of Saturday, July 16th, 2022, this task force worked four different drive-by shootings. These shootings occurred at the Clovis Apartments located at 1000 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the 600 block of W. 17th St., in the 400 block of W. 5th St., and in the 100 block of E. Plains. During that weekend’s shootings, over 60 casings of various calibers were collected from these scenes.
Officers from this task force have collected evidence, spoken with victims and neighbors, and are working diligently to catch those responsible for these crimes.
An issue that the task force has run into while investigating these incidents, is the lack of cooperation from the public. Security video was pulled from the Clovis Apartments during the time of the shooting that occurred during the early morning hours of July 16. This video showed a very large group of people standing outside of the apartments during the time of the shooting, where 21 spent casings were later found by officers. It wasn’t until 40 minutes after the shooting occurred when Clovis Police Dispatch received its only call from a resident of the Clovis Apartments reporting their apartment had been struck by gunfire. During this investigation, officers were told by residents at the Clovis Apartments that they didn’t see anything.
Clovis PD is urging the public, to please contact the Clovis Police Department if you have any information regarding these incidents at 575-769-1921. We would also like to remind you, that information can be provided anonymously by using the Clovis Police Department’s tip411 app, which can be accessed by going to www.police.cityofclovis.org. Furthermore, anonymous tips can be provided to the Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.