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Clovis woman dies following shooting

A Clovis woman shot Sept. 20 died on Sunday in a medical facility in Albuquerque, Clovis police said.

Melissa Silva told police that her ex-boyfriend, Chasidy Mathis, shot her through her bedroom window, court records show.

Mathis has been at large since the shooting. District Attorney Quentin Ray said charges against Mathis will likely be upgraded from aggravated battery to murder, but authorities were awaiting an autopsy report before issuing new warrants.

Silva told police she was in bed when she “heard someone yelling from outside,” court records show.

“(S)he looked over towards the window where the (air conditioning) unit was and saw Chasidy standing outside yelling at her ... Melissa stated Chasidy then pointed a gun at her and fired two shots.”

The shooting happened in the 1100 block of Hinkle Street.

Silva was flown to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock where she was treated for a gunshot wound to the left side of her abdomen. She was initially intubated and sedated, records show, but was able to talk with police a few days later.

Silva’s two teenage daughters were also in the home when their mother was shot. Both told police they were awakened by Silva’s screams after the shooting.

One daughter told police she went outside after the shooting and saw Mathis standing near the porch and pointing a gun at her before running off.

Mathis has been booked into Curry County’s jail multiple times, court records show, and was convicted of a felony in 2018 for possession of a controlled substance.

Silva’s death marks the ninth homicide in Clovis this year.

Clovis Police Capt. Robert Telles said authorities have reports that Mathis may have been in Texas since the shooting, but those reports are unconfirmed and police are asking for the public’s help in locating Mathis.

Anyone with information can call 911 or Clovis police at 575-769-1921. Anonymous tips can be made by using the PD’s tip411 program accessed at http://www.police.cityofclovis.org .

Curry County Crime Stoppers also accepts anonymous tips at 575-763-7000.

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