CLOVIS (KSMX) -On Thursday (August 1) at about 7:32 p.m., Clovis Police Department Dispatch received multiple 911 calls in reference to shots fired and a vehicle in the ditch in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pinon Streets.
Callers reported a male subject armed with a shotgun, was standing in the roadway and had been picked up by a gold colored “suburban”, sports utility vehicle (SUV).
Officers of the Clovis Police Department responded to the area and were able to locate the vehicle. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle. Two persons ran from the vehicle and a third person drove the gold SUV from the scene.
Based on the initial call for service, shots fired, an armed person, and a crashed out vehicle, Officers pursued the vehicle. In the area of Grand Avenue and Thornton Street, Officers deployed “stop sticks”, a tire deflation tool, into the roadway. The driver of the gold SUV attempted to evade the deflation device, but was unsuccessful.
With a flattened front tire, the driver continued fleeing law enforcement. In the area of the 2100 block of Grand Avenue near an apartment complex, the driver abandoned the vehicle as it was still moving. The gold SUV ultimately crashed into other vehicles at the apartment complex.
The driver of the SUV, identified as Bryson Campos (26 years of age), was chased on foot by Officers through the apartment complex, and was captured.
Campos was taken into custody for outstanding arrest warrants for Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer. Search warrants were generated to search the gold Chevrolet Suburban. Within the vehicle, Detectives recovered a sawed off shotgun.
Bryson Campos has also been charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer, and multiple traffic infractions and currently lodged at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.