On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at approximately 9:38 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to 2500 block of North Ross Street for a burglary. The caller relayed to Clovis Police Department Dispatch that there were people in her house and that her husband had fired a “shot”. The caller stated she was in their vehicle with her children and her husband was in the home.
Officers of the Clovis Police Department responded to the scene, where contact was made with the homeowner and a 24-year-oldmale identified as Rodrick Cordova, who had a bullet wound. On the arrival of additional Officers, Cordova’s wound was treated as other Officers maintained security. It was determined that Cordova had not been the only unauthorized person in the home. Cordova was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and subsequently flown to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital. Cordova is listed in critical condition.
Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit Detectives were activated to assist in the investigation. During the scene investigation, investigators noted that a large duffle bag containing a rifle and ammunition, jewelry and other valuable items from the home had been staged for removal from the home by the suspects. An additional firearm was found outside of the home.
Through a coordinated effort with the Patrol Division and other persons, the second suspect in the aggravated burglary has been identified as Skylar Romero (21 years of age).
An arrest warrant has been issued for Skylar Romero for Aggravated Burglary, Larceny of a Firearm and Tampering with Evidence. An arrest warrant has also been issued for Rodrick Cordova for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, and Larceny of a Firearm.