Federal authorities find weapon in White River - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Federal authorities find weapon in White River

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Tuesday, NewsChannel 11 told you about the FBI dredging a portion of White River in Crosby County, just north of White River Lake.

The FBI dive team, with help from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department, was searching for a weapon that was used in a Big Spring murder case. Wednesday, we can tell you agents found what they were looking for - parts of a disassembled AK-47 assault rifle.

An AK-47 was used last year in a Big Spring drive by shooting. Federal documents say a member of the Latin Kings street gang fired into a crowd of people, killing two and injuring four. Three Lubbock men were indicted as part of that case.

Suspected gang members indicted on drug, weapon and murder charges
Authorities say they have shut down a drug traffic ring that spans from South Texas through Lubbock and into Chicago. Eleven of the 17 suspects are in state or federal custody, but two are still fugitives.

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