Release Date:   April 8, 2012

Incident Type: Death Investigation

Contact Person: Steve Sanders, Chief of Police, (575) 763-9416

Clovis – April 8, 2012 – On Saturday, April 7, 2012, at approximately 7:31 PM, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call with information someone had been stabbed in the 300 blk of Aspen Street.

Clovis Police and Clovis Fire Rescue personnel arrived on the scene to find 35 year old Santiago Betancourt suffering from stab wounds.  Mr. Betancourt was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

An investigation is being conducted by members of the Clovis Police Department Special Operations Unit and the 9th Judicial District Major Crime Unit.  The investigation continues with the collection of evidence and interviews.

No other information is available at this time.