By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - At last check the man accused of firing a handgun at a Lubbock police officer was still in critical condition. However, on Sunday University Medical Center referred to Jose Juan Ortega, 27 as a "security patient" and therefore no information could be provided to KCBD NewsChannel 11.
Officers went Friday morning to a home in the 300 block of 54th Street because Ortega was wanted for aggravated assault in a Levelland shooting incident Thursday. Police say Ortega fired a shot at officer Gerardo Torres who then returned fire. Torres escaped serious injury. Police say Ortega now faces charges of Attempted Capital Murder.
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