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  • Clovis teenager killed in late Sunday shooting

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated Aug 17, 2022

    Robert Reboe placed his 11-month-old son on the sofa so he could answer the door. Once he did, two men burst in and, within moments, Reboe’s teenage friend was shot and dying on the apartment floor. That’s what Reboe told Clovis police investigators and camera footage from inside his apartment confirms the report, court records show. Police said Jessie Villanes, 16, died from a gunshot wound to the neck just after 10 p.m. Sunday. It’s the fifth homicide in Clovis this year... Full story

  • Schammiel Kirven was 'loveable, respectful'

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated Aug 9, 2022

    CLOVIS - Schammiel Kirven, 17, liked hanging out with friends, especially her cousin, Legacy Kirven, "who was like her sister," Pastor Daniel Murrell said. Murrell is pastor of the First Church of the Brethren where Schammiel's funeral is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. today. The teenager died a week ago, shot in an incident her alleged shooter called "an accident." The suspect, Zyon Williams, 19, remains in the Curry County Adult Detention Center charged with abuse of a...

  • Suspect: Teen's death was 'all an accident'

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated Aug 9, 2022

    CLOVIS – The region's latest homicide was "all an accident," according to the man who confessed to killing 17-year-old Schammiel Kirven early Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments. Zyon Williams, 19, told police he was walking with two of his friends at the apartments. Williams had his grandmother's 9mm XD pistol in the waistband of his pants. He told officers he was playing with the pistol as he approached the building where the girl was standing and pointed it at her. T...

  • 'Units rolling ... manpower in the streets'

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated Aug 9, 2022

    Reports of shots fired in Clovis have become a recurring theme on social media sites and news outlets. Clovis police say the criminal activity is not limited to one section of town, it's not driven by any single factor and it's not the worst it's ever been here. "Every shooting is different," Police Chief Roy Rice said as he sat at a table in his office last week with a reporter and two members of his administrative staff, Capts. Roman Romero and Robbie Telles. Wednesday morni...

  • Clovis mayor expresses concern about recent crimes

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated Aug 9, 2022

    Clovis mayor Mike Morris knows recent criminal activity in the city such as shots fired incidents, shooting deaths and more are "alarming" and have the community "concerned and upset." Morris addressed the problem in the opening minutes of Thursday's regular meeting of the Clovis City Commission. Morris said it was "very concerning" that teenagers seem to be involved in the incidents. Morris noted the most recent victim, the fourth in Clovis this year, was Schammiel Kirven,...