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.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:36 PM EST2018-02-24 00:36:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-02-24 00:35:33 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

  • Breaking

    15-year-old boy arrested, charged with making false report of threat at Levelland High School

    15-year-old boy arrested, charged with making false report of threat at Levelland High School

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-02-24 00:07:04 GMT
    Emergency responders were on the scene at Levelland Middle School for a bomb threat Thursday, February 22 (Source: Chance Potter)Emergency responders were on the scene at Levelland Middle School for a bomb threat Thursday, February 22 (Source: Chance Potter)

    A 15-year-old Levelland boy was arrested today and charged with false report of a threat at Levelland High School.

    A 15-year-old Levelland boy was arrested today and charged with false report of a threat at Levelland High School.

Powered by Frankly