Two Year Anniversary of Deadly SWAT Operation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/13/03

Two Year Anniversary of Deadly SWAT Operation

Sunday marks the two year anniversary of a SWAT operation that ended tragically for a Lubbock police officer. The incident happened on July 13th, 2001.

It started with a domestic dispute at the home of Richard Robinson, that led him to set his furniture on fire in the front yard, and that's when the police were called to the 3200 block of 87th St.

When police arrived, Robinson refused to come out. Because it was believed that Robinson was armed, officers with the LPD's SWAT team surrounded the house trying to negotiate his surrender. A Lubbock officer accidentally fired his weapon during that standoff.

That led to a barrage of gunfire, which resulted in the death of Sergeant Kevin Cox. Cox was shot by "friendly fire."

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