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Samantha Cisneros and Taryn Allen killed after shooting in Clovis Ned Houk Park

Clovis police reported that Eleia has been taken to a nearby hospital for precautionary measures.



Update: In Texas, authorities have apprehended the man accused of kidnapping a baby, as well as the murder of her mother and another woman, and the shooting of a 5-year-old girl in New Mexico.

Alek Isaiah Collins, aged 26, faces charges including two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping, and two counts of child abuse.

There is potential for additional federal charges.

Following a tip received by law enforcement near Clovis, N.M., indicating Collins’s presence at a residence in Abilene, Texas, over 260 miles away, police and the FBI swiftly acted, arresting Collins and successfully rescuing 10-month-old Eleia Maria Torres.

According to Clovis police, Eleia emerged from the ordeal unharmed. The deputy chief of police described the situation as a mix of “sorrow and relief.”

Authorities stated that Collins fatally shot Samantha Harley Cisneros and Taryn Allen at Ned Houk Park in Clovis on Friday, in addition to shooting Cisneros’ 5-year-old daughter and abducting Eleia.

They further mentioned that Eleia’s 5-year-old sister is currently recuperating in a Lubbock hospital, and there is no indication that Collins has any familial relation to the victims.

Collins, facing charges of aggravated robbery and assault on a public servant in Abilene, hails from Manvel, situated approximately 30 minutes south of Houston.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Original Report:

Clovis, NM – May 3, 2024 – On May 3, 2024, at approximately 4:26 PM, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a person who believed they found two dead females at Ned Houk Park. Ned Houk Park is a city park located 5 miles north of Clovis.

Officers arrived on scene and found two female victims, with apparent gunshot wounds, laying on the ground near a silver Dodge minivan.

A young female child was also found on the ground suffering from an injury to her head. Officers began giving life-saving measures to the child.

Clovis EMS arrived on scene and transported the child to Plains Regional Medical Center.

he child was later transferred to a Lubbock, TX area hospital. The female victims were identified as Samantha Cisneros, age 23, and Taryn Allen, age 23.

Both females were from Texico, NM. Officers on scene discovered there was an infant car seat, an infant stroller and a small baby bottle left at the scene.

Officers were concerned there was an infant child with the female victims when this incident happened. Officers immediately began searching the area for the infant.

The 9th Judicial Major Crime Unit was activated and took over the investigation. Through interviews with family members, investigators learned Samantha Cisneros was the mother to the young female child found at the scene and was also the mother to a 10-month-old child, Eleia Maria Torres.

Investigators believe Eleia Maria Torres has been abducted by the perpetrator of this crime and is in immediate danger.

An Amber Alert was issued for Eleia Maria Torres. This investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has pertinent information on these victims or were at Ned Houk Park on this date, we ask you to contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769- 1921.

The Clovis Police Department also would like to remind you that information can be provided anonymously by using the Clovis Police Department’s tip411 program, accessed by going to Anonymous tips can also be provided to the Curry County Crime Stoppers at 575-763-7000.