Clovis Gang Related Murder

April 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A gang-related shootout unfolded in the middle of a Clovis street this morning and now two suspects are under arrest for murder.Officers said the two men opened fire on a group of people in the intersection of Dewitt and Scott in a fight over gang turf.

They killed 33-year-old Richard Cervantes and injured two girls, including a teenager.

That was at 1:45 a.m. and about nine hours later, Clovis Police arrested Alejandro Paz and Vincent Ramirez.

Police cleared out all signs of the crime by this afternoon after working through the night to follow leads.

Investigators said the suspects were losing in a fistfight against the victim, but they pulled out gun and started shooting.

Both Paz and Ramirez have been booked on murder charges.

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