CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Clovis Police Department has named a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl. Around 12:38 a.m. Wednesday morning Clovis police were called to the 1000 block of N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd about a male who had been shot.

Clovis Police say when officers arrived they found Shammeal Kirven with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in an entryway to one of the apartment buildings. She was taken to the Plains Regional Medical Center and died at the hospital a short time later. 19-year-old Zyon Williams was arrested after multiple witnesses were interviewed.

According to a criminal complaint, Williams told officers he was playing with the gun when it went off hitting Kirven in the head. The bullet ended up lodged in a baby’s crip in another apartment. Williams told police the gun belonged to his grandmother. He has been charged with child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Clovis Police at (575) 769-1921 or Curry County Crimestoppers at (575) 763-7000.