Clovis police looking for murder suspect

Steaphan Steel Shepherd
On Thursday May 28, 2020 approximately 10:15 AM Officers with the Clovis Police Department responded to 609 Dawn Loop for a gunshot victim. Curtis Rittenhouse, 26 years of age was identified as the victim and succumbed to injuries from multiple gunshots sustained on scene.

The Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation and interviewed several persons of interest. Steaphan Steel Shepherd, 27 years of age has been identified as the suspect and has an outstanding warrant for Murder in the 1st degree.

Please contact Clovis Police Department at 575-763-9472 for information regarding Shepherd’s whereabouts. Last seen in a 2001 white Jeep Cherokee bearing New Mexico AAXC09 (chili plate). If contact is made with Shepherd, please do not engage! Contact Law Enforcement immediately.

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