What was initially described as "gunfire" directed at an LP&L vehicle with an employee inside has now been downgraded to a charge of criminal mischief against an unknown suspect with a BB gun.
EUB Chairman Gail Kring said, "One of our field employees had his truck shot last week while out trying to do his job," in comments made to the board on Tuesday.
Councilman Victor Hernandez condemned the violence in a press release issued Wednesday morning. That release described the incident as, "an LP&L vehicle hit by gunfire, with the LP&L employee inside."
Hernandez spoke with the chief of police and has requested that security measures be discussed in executive session during the council's next meeting.
But now Lubbock police have released more details about the incident, saying that the vehicle was actually hit by a shot from a BB gun on Sept. 6 while an employee was sitting in his truck at the Sacramento Apartments in the 4300 block of 17th Street.
The vehicle sustained minor damage and the employee was not hurt.
We're told that the BB nicked the paint on the truck.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Crime Line at 741-1000.
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