Teen Shooter Sentenced to 15 years

Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that District Judge Drew D. Tatum sentenced Saidreck Daniels, age 17, of Clovis, to 15 years in the Department of Corrections for his March 16, 2020 shooting of a local Clovis resident.

The charges stem from a March 16, 2020 incident where Daniels, then 16, entered into a local residence armed with an assault rifle.  Daniels held the occupants of the residence hostage and fired multiple shots at officers when they arrived on scene.  Daniels even shot at the occupants of the home as they tried to escape.

The State sought to prosecute Daniels as an adult.  After multiple evaluations, Judge Tatum determined that Daniels was not amenable to treatment as a juvenile and elected to impose an adult sanction.  “I saw very little remorse,” said Tatum at the sentencing hearing, “Mr. Daniels is extremely violent and the community must be protected.”

Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover and Senior Trial Attorney Arwen Gaddis prosecuted the matter for the State.  Daniels was represented by attorney Michael Garrett.

For more information, please contact the Office of the District Attorney, at 575-769-2246.

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