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On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at about 0500 hours the Clovis Police Department responded to a residence in the 900 block of Mora Street for a call of door knockers. When officers arrived into the area, they located a 25-year-old male in the area with head injuries. The male was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center where he was evaluated and treated for a laceration to the forehead area.

The Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit was contacted and a Detective responded to begin an investigation into a report the male had been possibly beaten with a pistol. The detective arrived to meet with the victim and learned a suspect identified as Manual Lopez (age 45) had been reported to have beat the victim with what he believed to be a pistol. The victim also reported seeing the suspect holding a pistol at one point when the beating briefly stopped.

The victim said he heard a female inside the residence screaming and he saw Manuel hitting the female also. He believed the female to be his (victim’s) girlfriend and he was concerned for her safety.

Officers responded to 928 Mora where they attempted to contact the occupants of the residence with no success. A search warrant was prepared for the residence and the Clovis Police Department SWAT Team was called out to assist with the report of firearms being involved with this incident.

Manuel Lopez made contact with the Police Department shortly after the arrival of the SWAT Team and peacefully exited the residence.

Manuel Lopez was found to have a cut on his right hand and a female inside the residence, identified as Antoinette Zamora (age 33) was also contacted in the house with injuries to her head. Zamora was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries and released. Zamora was placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

A search warrant was completed and served on the residence. A stolen firearm was found inside the residence along with other evidence.

As a result of this investigation, Manuel Lopez was placed under arrest for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with evidence and possession of a stolen firearm.

The Clovis Police Department requests that any person having information relative to this investigation, please contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921.

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