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'Person of interest' arrested after slaying


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 4:34pm

CLOVIS — A man arrested Monday on unrelated warrants is a “person of interest” in the Nov. 29 slaying of a Clovis woman, according to Assistant District Attorney Brian Stover.

Clovis police arrested the man, 22, on Monday in the 1200 block of Ash Street. He was wanted on charges that included aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon, court records show.

A criminal complaint filed last week shows the charges against him originated the same day, in the same apartment complex, in which Tchicaya Williams was shot to death.

Stover said no charges have been filed in connection with the homicide, but police are following multiple leads and the investigation is ongoing.

Court records show:

Police were called to the Sedona Village apartments about 8 a.m. on Nov. 29 for a “subject with a weapon call.”

Two women inside the apartment said a guest had been there with items the women suspected were stolen. When they told the guest they were going to call police, he pulled a firearm and pointed it at the women, who then fled to other rooms.

The man left the apartment without further incident.

At 9:24 p.m. that same night, records show police responded to reports of three gun shots fired at the apartment complex. Two of those shots hit Williams, and she died at the scene. Williams was in her mother’s apartment, which is about 30 or 40 yards from the apartment where the Sunday morning incident occurred, Stover said.

Williams’ family members told The News it was their understanding the shots that killed Williams were intended for someone in another house.


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