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One dead in 'possible homicide'


Last updated 11/3/2021 at 8:29am

CLOVIS -- Police are investigating a "possible homicide" following the Tuesday night shooting death of a 17-year-old male.

Police did not release the boy's name, but said they are searching for Theodore Avalos, 21, a resident of the home where the shooting occurred. Avalos is listed as "a person of interest" in the case, according to a police news release.

Police said they received two 911 calls at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a juvenile male who had sustained a gunshot wound to his head. The incident occurred in the 700 block of East Seventh Street in Clovis.

The male was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 575-769-1921 or Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.


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