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LPD: Suspect killed in SWAT standoff charged at officers 'with a small sword'

Arnesto Ramos, 30 (Source: Lubbock Police Department) Arnesto Ramos, 30 (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Police Department has released new information about the deadly shooting on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, May 7, around 9:30 a.m., Lubbock police responded to a call in the 2000 block of 63rd Street.

Arnesto Ramos spoke to police but refused to open the door. Officers left the scene because they had no known reason to legally enter the house and did not engage with Ramos any further.

Around 11:20 a.m., officers returned to the address a second time and met with a person identified as the homeowner. He told the police that Ramos was not a resident, was trespassing and the homeowner wanted him removed from the premises.

Police say at that time of the shooting there were four officers at the house, each with 30 or more years experience. When they first tried to speak with Ramos he, "barricaded himself in a closet with two knives."

Police tried to negotiate for nearly an hour. They say Ramos was offered many opportunities to surrender but he refused.

Police say eventually Mr. Ramos charged at the officers still armed with a small sword.

Corporal Chad Wurm is the officer that used "less lethal" ammunition or the bean bag to try and stop Ramos. Police say the impact of the "less lethal" ammunition was ineffective and Ramos continued to charge the officers.

Police tell us Sergeant Frank Picon and Officer John DeLeon, "Used lethal force to protect themselves and other personnel on the scene."

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