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Texas Rangers investigating a homicide in Castro County

CASTRO COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - A 911 call came into Lubbock Police early Tuesday morning from a man who said he shot and killed a Lubbock man in Castro County. The man said he shot the victim after he said he and his brother felt threatened while on a hunting trip.

The 911 call came from a home at 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of 63rd Street from a caller who claimed to have killed someone and the body was in Castro County. Thomas Taylor, Chief Deputy of the Castro County Sheriff's Office, said they got the call from LPD. "Around 3:45 the sheriff's office launched a search for a possible homicide victim in our county," he said.

With help form a Lubbock DPS helicopter, the scene was located around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The male victim was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a vehicle near the small farming community of Dodd; around 70 miles northwest of Lubbock. Investigators have not yet released the victim's name but we expect to have that information by Wednesday morning."The victim has not been identified and the next kin has not been notified, so names and possible names have not been released," Taylor said.

Meanwhile, an autopsy has been ordered and several Lubbock residents are being interviewed in relation to this case. Texas Rangers are leading the investigation assisted by Lubbock Police, and authorities from Castro, Deaf Smith, and LambCounties.

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