UPDATE: Second man in early morning Clovis shooting dies, suspect in custody

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CLOVIS, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — The second victim in an early morning Clovis shooting has died.

The Clovis Police Department said Ricky Johnson, 58, was transferred to a Lubbock hospital with gunshot wounds to his abdomen. He later died of his injuries. The other victim in the shooting, Kennedy Hodge 53, died of his injuries at Plains Regional Medical Center.

In a news release, CPD said the suspect, Danny Price, 54, has been charged with Murder (1st degree felony, 2 counts),  Tampering with Evidence (3rd degree felony, 1 count), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (3rd degree felony, 1 count) and Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer (misdemeanor, 1 count).

He is currently being detained in the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

Original story:

The Clovis Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead.

CPD said at about 8:52 a.m., dispatch received multiple calls about shots being fired in the area of 700 block of East 5th Street. Additional calls for ‘shots fired’ in the area came in as officers were responding.

When CPD officers arrived on scene, they found a 58-year-old male gunshot victim, with a gunshot would to his abdomen. CPD explained he was transported via Clovis Fire Department ambulance to Plains Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

CPD said officers who arrived at the scene of the shooting in the 700 block of East 5th, discovered another gunshot victim, a 53-year-old male, who had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. Officers on scene began life saving measures, and the man was also transported to PRMC, where he later died from his injuries.

CPD added that a person who was observed running from the scene has been detained. Identification of the victims is pending notification of next of kin.

CPD said the Major Crimes Unit has been activated and is in charge of the investigation of this incident.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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