Clovis police looking for wanted suspect involved in teens death

Clovis police looking for wanted suspect involved in teens death
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 9:44 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 1:34 PM CDT
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CLOVIS, NM (KFDA) - Clovis police are looking for a man who is involved in a 16-year-old’s death.

According to officials, on Aug. 14, at 10:21 p.m., the Clovis Police Department responded to a call about a victim being shot.

When officials arrived at the scene they found a 16-year-old, Jessie Villanes-Lerma dead from a gunshot wound to the neck.

An apartment resident who was with Lerma during the incident told police that two armed men entered his apartment.

Police say, after Lerma confronted the two gunmen, one of them shot Lerma and then they fled the scene.

42-year-old Jimmy Whitlock was identified as the shooter, but has not been found yet.

Whitlock has an active warrant for murder, aggravated burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, child abuse, conspiracy to commit activated burglary, and larceny of a firearm.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Jimmy Whitlock, call the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921.

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