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Clovis man jailed on charges from weekend shooting


Last updated 4/10/2021 at 2:31pm

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was jailed Monday night on charges from a weekend shooting at Sheldon Street.

Kaleaf Gardley, 28, remains in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on charges of shooting at a dwelling, aggravated battery, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and felon possession of a firearm. He has a pretrial detention hearing set for Tuesday in district court.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Curry County Magistrate Court:

• The Clovis Police Department was called at around 5 p.m. April 3 to a drive-by shooting report on the 1100 block of Sheldon. The homeowner said the family heard gun shots and glass breaking, and he felt something strike him on the right buttocks.

• An officer determined a bullet had entered the house, traveled through a couch and hit a laptop on the couch before ricocheting into the homeowner. The officer observed a contusion and bleeding, but reported the bullet did not damage the clothes the homeowner was wearing.

• Subsequent interviews, plus a video from another Sheldon Street resident, led police to suspect Gardley as the suspect. Gardley was located nearly four hours later, when a caller on the 700 block of Sandia reported his neighbor pulled a gun on him.

• Gardley denied any knowledge of the shooting, but a search of his vehicle revealed shell casings on the floor boards and bullet holes going out the passenger side door.


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