Officer-involved shooting critically injures one in Clovis

Update Thursday 4p


he name of the subject that was shot one time by a Clovis Police officer is now being released.

He is being identified as 23-year-old Paul Villanueva, a resident of Clovis.

He remains in "critical, yet stable" condition at a Texas medical facility.


Originally reported

One person was critically injured during an officer-involved shooting Wednesday evening in Clovis, according to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler.

The Clovis Police Department responded to a home in the 1100 block of Sheldon at about 5:45 p.m., Wednesday on a "situation check," Chandler said.

Shortly after officer arrived, Chandler said a subject was seen fleeing the area going toward an alleyway between Sheldon and Ross Streets. That's when Clovis Police told dispatch that shots were fired, Chandler said.

Chandler said an ambulance was requested and that an unidentified subkect was shot one time.

No officers were injured, Chandler said.

The subject was transported to the Plains Regional Medical center then later airlifted to another medical facility. This person was last listed in critical condition, Chandler said.

Chandler said the Clovis Police Department officer involved in the shooting was placed on standard administrative leave, pending the investigation. The officer is not yet being identified.

The Ninth Judicial District Major Crimes unit, along with the New Mexico State Police, is investigating the incident, Chandler said.

Investigators are currently conducting a second sweep through the neighborhood for witnesses, Chandler said.