Partner admits to robbery day before officer-involved shooting - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Partner admits to robbery day before officer-involved shooting

Carlos Guevara, 22 (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office) Carlos Guevara, 22 (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The man arrested immediately before the officer-involved shooting on Wednesday has been charged with aggravated robbery. The arrest warrant says Guevara and Begay robbed a man and beat him with a revolver the day before.

Carlos Guevara, 22, and his partner, 27-year-old Julian Begay, both tried to run from police when they were spotted on at 50th and Avenue Q around 1 a.m. Guevara was caught after a few blocks and arrested.

LPD Public Information Officer Jonathan Stewart said, "The preliminary investigation leads LPD to believe the two men were in the area for the purpose of committing vehicle burglary."

Police say Begay struggled and pulled a loaded gun on Officer Curtis Fish, who shot and killed him.

But the story actually starts 24 hours earlier.

Guevara's arrest warrant states that the victim, a 46-year-old man, told police that Guevara and Begay jumped him from behind on Tuesday while he was walking home from CiCi's bar, somewhere around Hodges Elementary School.

The victim says they assaulted him with a revolver, stealing his wallet and $80 cash. The victim was taken to UMC with a "gash on his forehead bleeding down his face." His mouth appeared to be "swollen and filled with blood." There was also a cut on the back of his head.

The victim says the two men called out to him, and when he turned around he was struck in the face with a revolver. He says Guevara beat him with the revolver while Begay beat him with his fists. The victim says he tried to defend himself but didn't know if weapon was loaded. After the beating, the victim says he saw the two suspects run toward the Villa Town hotel.

During a police interview, Guevara admitted to hitting the victim at least once and to taking his wallet.

In his statement, the victim mentioned being struck with a revolver and tackled. Police say a .22 caliber revolver was recovered from Begay, and it "appeared to have blood stains."

"Right now we're following up on any thing else that may have occurred in that area that could be related," said Stewart.

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