Lubbock Police Use Non-Lethal Force To Bring Armed Man Down - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/23/04

Lubbock Police Use Non-Lethal Force To Bring Armed Man Down

A dangerous situation ends safely in South Lubbock as police use a bean-bag shot gun to take down an armed man.

It all happened in front of a home at South Loop 289 and Freemont. Around 9pm, Lubbock Police received a call by a woman in the home who said her fiance was suicidal. When police arrived the woman ran outside. Her fiance followed pointing a gun to his chin. As soon as the opportunity arose, Lubbock Police fired a bean-bag shotgun at the suspect.

"He was shot with four bean bags, it didn't knock him down but it made him drop the gun," said Assistant Lubbock Police Chief Tom Mann.

It took Lubbock Police two more rounds before officers were able to bring the suspect down. A neighbor who saw the entire scene unfold says the couple lived at the home for about two years and never expected to see something like this happen.

"They're great neighbors, good people, they just had some problems," said William Bragg, the suspect's neighbor.

Lubbock Police are still investigating the scene. NewsChannel 11 will continue to follow this story and report the latest as it develops.

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