2 dead, 1 arrested in Clovis double murder

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[Image of Danny Price provided by the Clovis Police Department]

CLOVIS, New Mexico– The Clovis Police Department in Clovis, New Mexico was investigating a homicide that police said occurred Wednesday.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of East 5th Street in reference to multiple reports of shots fired, according to a Clovis PD news release.

According to police, two victims were located with gunshots wounds, and they were at two different locations.

Both victims were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

One of the victims, Ricky Johnson, 58, was transferred to a Lubbock hospital, where he later died from his injuries, police said.

The other victim, Kennedy Hodge, 53, also died from his injuries at Plains Regional Medical Center.

The suspect was later identified as Danny Price, 54. according to police.

Price was charged with two counts of murder, tampering with evidence, felon in possession of a firearm and resisting, evading and obstructing an officer.

Price remained in the Curry County Adult Detention Center Thursday.

Read the full news release for more details from Clovis PD below:

Clovis, NM – April 28, 2021 – On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at about 8:22 am, Clovis Police Department Dispatch received multiple 911 emergency phone calls in reference to ‘shots fired’ in the area of 700 block of East 5th Street.
Officers located two victims with gunshot wounds, who were at two different locations. Both subjects were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Officers were given a suspect description and name. The suspect was taken into custody within minutes of the call.
One victim, Ricky Johnson, 58 years of age, had been transferred to a Lubbock, Texas hospital, he has died of his wounds. The other victim, Kennedy Hodge, 53 years of age, died of his wounds at Plains Regional Medical Center
The suspect, Danny Price, 54 years of age, has been charged with Murder (1st degree felony, 2 counts), Tampering with Evidence (3rd degree felony, 1 count), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (3rd degree felony, 1 count) and Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer (misdemeanor, 1 count).
Danny Price is currently being detained in the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

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