LPD officers called to Zeke Gonzales memorial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD officers called to Zeke Gonzales memorial

Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

About 100 friends and family members gathered at the location of a July 4th shooting to release balloons in honor of Zeke Gonzales on Thursday night.

The homeowners, near the corner of Avenue U and 48th Street, did not know Zeke and did not want people on their corner.

Homeowners told us a previous gathering on Wednesday night turned into an all-night party with trash left all over the property and in the street. The homeowners said the city codes department came out and gave them a ticket for the mess, leaving them to clean up the trash and take down a makeshift memorial that had been left on the corner.

The homeowners called the police on Thursday night and several officers showed up to get visitors off the property. While officers were trying to sort it out, a neighbor across the street said they could use their front yard.

The balloon release took place in the neighbor's yard and the police left. A short time later, a large portion of the group went back across the street to put pictures and balloons on a light pole.

Police were called to the area several times, but the crowd dispersed as of 9:45 p.m.

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