Lubbock man killed in deadly shooting, 3rd homicide in less than a week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/20/09

Lubbock man killed in deadly shooting, 3rd homicide in less than a week

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man is dead after an overnight shooting in West Lubbock, making it the third homicide in Lubbock in less than a week.

Family and friends are mourning the sudden loss of 23-year-old Aldo Cervantes. Cervantes has been staying in this residence of 6211 22nd Street with his best friend, who was nearby when his friend was shot.

Around 11:30 Tuesday night, Aldo Cervantes and his friend Raul Perez left Perez's home to run a quick errand. While they were gone police say possibly five young black males attempted to burglarize the house at 6211 22nd Street, just outside Loop 289.

Perez's wife called the police and her husband telling him to hurry back. Nora Hernandez is the mother of Perez. "My son arrived at the scene him and his best friend and who I consider my other son and they robbed them as soon as they arrived here they robbed them, threw them on the floor," said Hernandez.  

Hernandez says her son was able to get away to a neighbor's house, but then heard a gun shot, and found his best friend Cervantes laying on the driveway. "My son is traumatized. He had to see his best friend killed right in front of him, it's awful, I don't wish this on nobody," said Hernandez.  

Hernandez says her son had five children inside the home. "I had my grandkids in here, in the house. I mean there are kids involved, people need to realize what they are doing they really do and they need to be stopped," said Hernandez.

Police tell us Cervantes was pronounced dead at the scene. "Detectives are working fast and furious and painstakingly through the days and nights as well to get this homicides wrapped up and other crimes that we are investigating to identify suspects," said Captain Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police Department.

Hernandez says Cervantes is going to be greatly missed. "Aldo was a sweetheart. Like I said he was a right hand to my son we are going to miss him terribly. I hate the way he left, but there is nothing we can do, he is gone. I just want these people caught before they hurt somebody else," said Hernandez.

Again police are searching for possibly five young black men. They say they could be in a large tan or cream SUV, possibly an escalade with large chrome rims.  Now this is the third deadly shooting in less than a week in Lubbock.

At this time police say it's too early to tell if any are related. If you have any information call Crime Line at 741-1000.

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5/20/09
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