Ramiro Rodriguez is being held on multiple charges, including discharging a firearm and assault on a public servant.
Lubbock police say officers were checking subjects near 19th St. and Texas just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning when they heard a gunshot nearby.
When they went to check it out, they saw 21-year-old Rodriguez holding a pistol. He had pointed the gun in the air and fired one round.
When Rodriguez saw the officers, he took off running. He was then caught and taken into custody.
His bond has not been set.
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