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On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at about 12:21 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department came into contact with a citizen in the 200 block of west 14th Street.  The complainant pointed Officers to the area he had heard gunfire originate from.  As they were talking to the witness, a vehicle pulled in behind the Officers.  A 29-year old male subject stepped out of the vehicle, walked toward the Officers and relayed he had been shot.  Officers noted the victim had been shot multiple times.  He was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and has subsequently been transferred to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital.  The victim was able to identify his assailant, and gave a description of the weapon used in the shooting.

Officers were told the shooting had occurred in the area of 10th and Pile Streets.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Pile, locating the crime scene.  The Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit was activated, and Detectives took over the investigation.

The suspect was identified as Keith Cordova (22 years of age).  At about 1:48 p.m. on October 13th, Detectives were conducting surveillance of an apartment in the 1000 block of Pile Street, when Cordova was observed leaving an apartment and entering a gray in color sport utility vehicle.  Detectives converged on the scene and Keith Cordova was taken into custody without incident.

A search warrant was generated for the residence.  As Officers were waiting for the search warrant to be signed, Officers came into contact with a male, identified as Francisco Bustamante (24 years of age), who had been hiding in the attic.  The search warrant was executed and a firearm, consistent with the firearm described by the victim of the shooting, was found and taken as evidence.

Keith Cordova was arrested for Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, and Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm.  Francisco Bustamante was arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Concealing Identity.  Both men were transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

The investigation into this event is still in progress.

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