Clovis police searching for murder suspect after man found dead with gunshot wounds

Clovis police searching for murder suspect after man found dead with gunshot wounds
(Source: Clovis Police Department)

CLOVIS, New Mexico (KFDA) - Authorities in Clovis are searching for a murder suspect after a man was found dead Thursday morning with gunshot wounds.

Clovis Police Department said Thursday morning, officers were called out to 609 Dawn Loop and found 26-year-old Curtis Rittenhouse dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

During the investigation, officers identified 27-year-old Steaphan Steel Shepherd as the homicide suspect.

Shepherd has an outstanding warrant for a murder charge in the first degree.

He was last seen a 2001 white Jeep Cherokee with a New Mexico license plate AAXC09.

If anyone makes contact with Shepherd, police are encouraging individuals not to engage with him.

Instead, call 911 or a law enforcement agency immediately.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s location is asked to call Clovis Police Department at (575) 763-9472.

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