Clovis police make arrest in homicide case


Johnny Ray Vigil (courtesy of Clovis Police Department)

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE)- The Clovis Police Department has arrested a suspect in the murder of a 36-year-old man.

On Thursday, November 7 police responded to the 1000 block of North Lea Street reporting that a male had been shot multiple times. When they arrived at the scene, officers were directed to the kitchen of a residence where they found a deceased man.

Authorities report the male appeared to have been shot and has since been identified as 36-year-old Jahmall Burge. Clovis police began investigating the scene as a homicide and an arrest warrant for murder was created for a suspect identified as 26-year-old Johnny Ray Vigil.

On Friday, November 8 around 7 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to a residence where Vigil was taken into custody without incident. He has been transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center where he was booked on an open count of murder.

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