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Police report: Woman believed she shot 'her ex'

The woman who shot and killed an alleged burglar at her Clovis home on Aug. 4 told police she believed the man was “her ex, Javier Jimenez” according to police.

The information was provided in a police incident report, released last week following an Inspection of Public Records Act request filed by the News.

Police said they found Jimenez in a pool of coagulated blood with no pulse after responding to a 911 call in which the woman who lived at 700 Dawn Loop had reported a burglary in progress.

The incident report showed Jimenez had been shot “near his mid right back.” District Attorney Quentin Ray said authorities are waiting on an autopsy “to establish where he was shot. It’s unclear if he was shot in the chest and exit wound out back or vice versa.”

Court records show Jimenez, 39, had been accused of trespassing on the property multiple times, most recently in May 2022.

The woman was detained and questioned by police soon after the shooting, but no charges were immediately filed. Police said late last week they were awaiting preliminary autopsy results before deciding whether criminal charges would be filed.

“We haven’t made any decisions yet,” Ray said. “I believe ultimately this will be presented to a grand jury when the investigation is complete.”

Ray said Friday no grand jury had been scheduled to consider the case.

Police said Monday the woman had taken steps to secure a restraining order against Jimenez, but details were not provided. Police have not provided details about what led to Friday’s shooting beyond the woman’s report of a burglary in progress.

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