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On Thursday, July 8, 2021, at about 9:51 a.m., Clovis Police Department Dispatch received an emergency call from a subject who advised he had been shot by his brother.

Officers and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, where they interacted with a 53-year-old male who had sustained multiple gunshots to his body. Officers were given the name of the wounded male’s assailant, Narcizo Soto age 45 . Officers were given clothing and physical descriptions and were told the last direction Soto had been running toward. The shooting victim, now identified as Henry Martinez, was immediately transported to Plains Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. He has since been transported to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital, his condition has not yet been released.

At about 10:00 a.m., a Detective located Narcizo Soto in the area of 6th and Sheldon Streets, subsequently taking him into custody. The Major Crimes Unit was activated to assist in this investigation.

Records show that Soto and Martinez had been arguing about other family members just before the shooting.

Narcizo Soto has been charged with Aggravated Battery (use of a deadly weapon), tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.  Narcizo Soto has been transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

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