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Homicide on 2101 W. Grand Ave. Clovis

Media Release from the Clovis P.D:

Clovis, NM – July 2, 2023 – On Sunday, July 2, 2023, at about 9:33 a.m. the Clovis Police Dispatch Center received a call of two males arguing and shots being fired at 2101 W. Grand Ave. St. apartment # 2. A second caller reported a male with a gunshot wound inside apartment # 2 at 2101 W. Grand Ave.

Officers responded to the scene and found 41-year-old Ruben Mireles with a gunshot wound to the upper body inside the apartment. Clovis Fire Department E.M.S. also responded and transported Ruben Mireles to Plains Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit was activated and began investigating this death. During the investigation, a suspect was identified as Jesse Ruiz (age 31). Ruiz was located and transported to the Clovis Police Department where he admitted to being involved in an altercation with Ruben Mireles. Jesse admitted to shooting Ruben Mireles. Jesse Ruiz was arrested and transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center where he was booked on the charge of murder in the second degree, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.

This is still an active investigation and if you have any information related to this homicide, you are urged to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921. The Clovis Police Department also would 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 www.police.cityofclovis.org. Furthermore, anonymous tips can also be provided to the Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.

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