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Drug evidence found after home invasion

The shooting of a Clovis man and the beating of his father early Tuesday occurred in connection with a narcotics-related home invasion, Clovis police said.

Police at first reported that Erich Aufderheide, 20, was injured when he confronted two male intruders about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in his home on the 2500 block of Palo Alto Avenue. Aufderheide was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, and his father, Walter "Tip" Aufderheide, 57, was struck in the head and hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

A preliminary report said both suspects fled after the attack, that Erich Aufderheide called 911 and that there was no indication the Aufderheides knew their attackers.

Police revised the information Tuesday afternoon, reporting that Clovis detectives found evidence of narcotics sales, an indoor marijuana growing operation and material to manufacture hashish in the home of the two victims. Detectives also found weapons in the home.

Both victims were at Clovis Regional Medical Center on Tuesday night.

The invaders have been described as two black male adults. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Clovis police at (559) 324-2800.

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