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One dead in Friday morning shooting

One man is dead after police received a report of a burglary in progress Friday morning.

Officials said a woman who lives in the 700 block of Dawn Loop in Clovis is the shooter. She was detained and questioned by police on Friday, but no charges were immediately filed. “We’re still awaiting autopsy results and deciding whether to take it to a grand jury,” Police Lt. Steven Wright said late Saturday morning.

A police news release stated officers were dispatched about 10 a.m. Friday for a burglary in progress. "The caller told dispatch a male had broken into their house. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a male had been shot and succumbed to his injuries," the release stated.

Wright said the shooter was also the person who called 911. He said the shooting occurred “kind of in the middle” of the house. The victim and shooter were believed to be the only witnesses to the incident, Wright said.

The police press release stated everyone involved had been located and was cooperating with investigators.

"There is no immediate danger to the public," the release stated.

The region's Major Crimes Unit was activated to investigate the case. The name of the deceased was not immediately released. The shooter’s name was also not released and police would not say if she knew the man.

The slaying marks Clovis' seventh homicide this year and its fourth since June 19.

From Friday's police press release:

"If anyone has any information related to this incident, we ask you contact the Clovis Police Department

at 575-769-1921. The Clovis Police Department would also like to remind you that information can be

provided anonymously by using the Clovis Police Department’s tip411 program; which can be accessed

by going to Furthermore, anonymous tips can also be provided to the Curry

County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000."

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