Sat. Jun 12th, 2021

TWO SUSPECTS HAVE FLED IN RELATION TO MAY 14TH SHOOTING

On Friday, May 14, around 11:16 p.m., Clovis Police Department responded to the area of the railroad crossing on Martin Lither King Jr. BLVD for a report of a shooting resulting in one injured and one dead from a crash related to this incident.

The Special Operations Unit has been working an investigation into this incident, and as a result of this investigation; three arrests have been made. Arrest warrants were issued for one adult, Xavier Lucero age 18, and three juveniles. The three juveniles are aged 13, 14 and 15 years old. The identity of the three juveniles is not being released at this time.

An arrest was made on a 13-year-old juvenile within two days of the homicide. Three additional suspects were being sought in connection with this shooting. During the course of this investigation, it was determined that at least two suspects fled to California the morning after the homicide took place. The Clovis Police Department reached out to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California after learning of their location in Bakersfield.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Apprehension Team was asked to assist with locating these wanted individuals. The Fugitive Apprehension Team located Xavier Lucero and a 15-year-old male who are both wanted in connection to this homicide.

Lucero and the juvenile were entered into the National Crime Information Centers (NCIC) database as wanted with nationwide extradition. Both wanted individuals will be held in custody awaiting extradition back to New Mexico to face the charges related to this homicide. Currently the Clovis Police Department is still attempting to locate a fourth suspect, a 14-year-old juvenile in this case.

The Clovis Police Department requests that any person having information relative to this investigation, please contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921, and request to speak with the Investigations/Special Operations Unit.