An arrest warrant turns deadly in a major intersection - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/4/09

An arrest warrant turns deadly in a major intersection

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By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A tragic ending in the search for a Lubbock County man who was wanted for aggravated assault.

It all happened just after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the intersection of 98th street and Indiana when deputies attempted to serve an aggravated assault warrant for Lubbock county resident mark Stowe.

They followed the 43-year-old southbound on Indiana, and were able to box in his red truck. Before deputies could even approach, Stowe shot himself in the head. This is all centered on an arrest warrant that was issued on Tuesday.

The warrant states, Stowe was attempting to rekindle his relationship with his estranged wife last Thursday. When she told him the relationship was over, he started choking her and threatening her with a shot gun.

He left the house, and the victim was able to get away. The Sheriff's Office says they knew they had to act fast because this morning witnesses saw Stowe driving around his estranged wife's work. "Something was going to happen and obviously given his action once we tried to get him into custody, it would really appear he was looking to do something bad," said Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe.   

Also in the warrant, it stated that the victim received a call from Stowe's sister who told her that he was planning to attempt "suicide by cop".

We are also learning Stowe was a well known horse trainer in Lubbock County.

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