Apparent Accident Turns into Homicide Investigation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/3/04

Apparent Accident Turns into Homicide Investigation

What police believed was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday morning is now a bizarre homicide case. Police originally thought Russell Baldree died due to head trauma after his motorcycle crashed at 50th and Indiana around 3 o'clock in the morning. Fifteen hours later, the medical examiner revealed to police that Baldree had been shot once through his side and the bullet lodged in his heart.

Friends and Co-Workers Remember Russell Baldree
What police believed was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday morning is now a bizarre homicide case.  NewsChannel 11 speaks with friends of the victim.

Police are currently interviewing Baldree's friends and family retracing the steps he took before he was shot. They're not sure if he was hit while driving his motorcyle or before that. If you have any information at all about Baldree's death, please call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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