McClain charged as accessory in shooting

November 27, 2013 • Local News

Danielle McClain, 22, was arrested early Wednesday, in the 300 block of East Bonney Street. McClain is charged as an accessory to attempted premeditated murder. The incident occurred Nov. 1 when McClain and another individual contacted the victim at her residence, asked her outside and then the male suspect shot her.

According to the affidavit of criminal complaint, police responded to several calls [auth] about shots fired in the area of Frazier, Church and Lewis streets around 4 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the female victim with several bullet wounds in her legs and torso.

The document indicates that her wounds were so severe she was unable to give a statement at the time she was found. Later when police attempted to talk to her at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, the investigating officer learned she had lost her pulse during transport, recovered and was subsequently air-lifted to Lubbock.

The records state police located multiple shell casings at the scene. It was not until Nov. 26 that the victim had recovered sufficiently enough to speak with detectives at the Texas hospital. The victim told officials that she had not made it far from her house when the male subject pulled a gun on her and started firing numerous times.

The court documents assert that after the police completed their full investigation, officials believe that the attempted murder was premeditated.

McClain was taken to Chaves County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

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