Arrest made in April homicide

Louis Guerra

CNJ staff

A 30-year-old Clovis man has been charged with murder in connection with an April 13 shooting in Clovis.

Louis Guerra is also charged with shooting from a motor vehicle, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and tampering with evidence. He was already in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an unrelated narcotics charge.

Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said eyewitness accounts and physical evidence led to the arrest.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 900 block of South Valley Road after 11 p.m. April 13 for a report of an individual shot.

Daniel Perez, 26, was found in the roadway and had been shot once in the head, Waller said.

He was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, where he died April 19.

Waller said an investigation revealed about five hours before the shooting, Clovis police responded to a fight in progress call between rival gang members at the Clovis Apartments in which Guerra and Perez were involved.

Following the fight, Waller said Guerra drove to Perez’ residence on South Valley Road and exchanged words with Perez and members of his group.

“Guerra fired multiple gun shots at the group from his vehicle (and) one of those bullets struck Perez,” he said.

Waller said after the shooting, Desery Rodriguez, 30, helped hide evidence from the incident.

She is charged with tampering with evidence.