Clovis man arrested on aggravated battery charges after shooting on Friday morning
CLOVIS, N.M. (KVII) —
Clovis Police Department officers arrested Michael Waylon Russell, 29, for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third degree felony after an incident that left one woman injured Friday morning.
According to officials, officers were dispatched at about 5 a.m. to a subject that was injured in a shooting. Officers found Cji Adkins, 34, had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the upper thigh. Clovis Fire Department and EMS personnel arrived to care for the wounds.
Adkins told police she was by her residence in the 1100 block of Rio when a dark colored vehicle pulled up next to her and began shooting. Bullets came through the door and one hit her in the left leg.
Adkins told the officers that Russell was the one that shot her. The passenger in Adkins' vehicle said the dark colored vehicle had turned from Cesar Chavez onto Rio and stopped next to the them. He also told officers that the suspect fired about four shots at them.
Adkins was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center-Clovis for treatment of non-threatening wounds and later released.
The victim's vehicle suffered four gunshots to the front door. The Special Operations Unit was contacted and detectives were sent to help with the investigation.
The suspect's vehicle was located on Rencher Street. Officers located Russell in the residence and he was taken into custody and transported to the police department.
Detectives located the original location of the shooting and determined it happened at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Rio. Shell casing from a .22 caliber were located at the intersection as well.
Detectives also located the .22 caliber rifle along with several other firearms in the suspect's residence, one of which was found to have been stolen.
Russell was transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, retaining stolen property, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.