Slaton man indicted, to stand trial for 2013 shooting of LPD officer

Slaton man indicted, to stand trial for 2013 shooting of LPD officer

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Jeremy Moor, the man accused of shooting a police officer outside Lubbock’s Salvation Army in October 2013, has been indicted for the second time on charges of attempted capital murder of an officer.

Moor, who used an insanity defense in 2014 and was subsequently admitted to successive state hospitals, was deemed fit to stand trial last year.

In addition to the capital murder, Moor faces an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon threat charge as well.

Moor is accused of shooting Lubbock officer Timothy Varner on Oct. 12, 2013 outside the Salvation Army shelter on 17th & Ave. K.

Moor was holding another man at gunpoint when he shot Officer Varner in the leg and shoulder. The officer recovered from his injuries.

Moor’s trial is set to begin on May 13 in the 364th District Court.

He was previously arrested in 2012 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was serving an 8-year probation when he was arrested for shooting Officer Varner.

He remains jailed at the Lubbock County Detention Center on bonds totaling $750,000.

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