Man Arrested In Connection to October Shooting in Clovis

New Mexico

One person is arrested in connection to an October shooting in Clovis.

On Oct. 26, around 2:35 p.m., Clovis Police officers responded to the Plains Regional Medical Center in reference to a man who had a gunshot wound to the neck.

Officers said the 55-year-old was unconscious and being treated for life-threatening injuries. He was eventually transported to Lubbock.

Clovis Police found the crime scene and began an investigation.

Officials said on Nov. 6, detectives interviewed the man who identified the person who shot him as Ruben Lopez, 24.

Around 7:15 p.m. on the same day, officers said they found Lopez at a convenience store parking lot in the area of 7th and Hull Street. 

Officers said Lopez fled on a moped, crossing multiple lanes of traffic, and crashed into a vehicle in the area of Grand and Mitchell Street. 

Lopez was transported to the hospital for his injuries, released and taken into custody for multiple arrest warrants not associated with the shooting.

On Nov. 7, Lopez was served an arrest warrant in reference to the shooting. He was booked on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault with Intent to Commit a Violent Felony, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and four counts of Conspiracy. 

Lopez is currently being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

CPD is continuing its investigation.

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