The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By David Grieder
Staff writer 

Officer 'embarrassed' about missing gun in pat down

Wesley Flores still recovering after shot to face during standoff.

 

May 20, 2018

Detention Center photo

One officer readies a flash-bang diversionary device hoisted on a pole, right, moments before breaching a side door of a pre-booking area in the jail where Wesley Flores kept police at bay for four hours.

CLOVIS - The Clovis police officer who brought Wesley Flores into the Clovis jail on Feb. 1 told a fellow officer he was "embarrassed" that he'd allowed Flores to bring a gun into the facility.

"Very small, that Kimber Micro ... I'm so embarrassed...



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