Police ID suspects in connection to shots fired in Lakeridge are - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police ID suspects in connection to shots fired in Lakeridge area

Christopher Lee Flores (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Christopher Lee Flores (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Isaiah Lara (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Isaiah Lara (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Bryan Benavidez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Bryan Benavidez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Timothy Benavidez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Timothy Benavidez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
John Lara (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) John Lara (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Four people are now in custody after reports of multiple gunshots over the weekend in the Lakeridge area.

On Sunday night, around 7:15 p.m., multiple calls came in about shots fired in the area near 85th Street and Quinton.

Officials say enough information was gathered to track down the suspects to a home in the 500 block of 50th Street.

The four males believed to be involved in the multiple shots fired calls were arrested and charged with organized crime, possession of a stolen firearm and aggravated assault. Two of them had outstanding misdemeanor warrants. A fifth male at the home was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

According to police, 20-year-old Christoper Lee Flores, 17-year-old Isaiah Lara, 17-year-old Bryan Benavidez and 23-year-old Timothy Benavidez were all arrested in connection to the shooting. All have been charged with engaging in organized crime, aggravated assault and theft of a firearm.

Christopher Flores and Timothy Benavidez were also arrested for having two outstanding misdemeanor warrants each.

All four are being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond each.

During the arrest, 25-year-old John Lara was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a more than $85,000 bond.

LPD says these arrests are also related to auto burglaries a nd the theft of property from LSO and LPD vehicles.

They described the arrests and the related cases in this statement issued on Monday evening:

When officers arrived, they were advised four young Hispanic males were in the area and had fired multiple shots. The males then ran to a gold Chevy Malibu and sped away.

While on scene, the officer was approached and given information that individuals in a nearby apartment complex had been shot at on Saturday night. The officer located the individuals living at Boulders at Lake Ridge to find out more information.

The officer discovered LPD had already been to this specific apartment earlier Sunday morning at approximately 3:30 for reports of shots being fired into the apartment. The glass door had been shattered and there was damage to the resident’s vehicle. The two victims inside advised they did not know who the suspects were.

One of the victims in that specific apartment also informed the officer of another incident the night before that was not reported to police. On Saturday, September 30th, three of the individuals living in that apartment had gotten into some sort of verbal altercation with four young Hispanic males. At some point during the altercation, one of the suspects reportedly pulled out a gun and began firing in their direction. The three victims ran from the area. No one was injured.

As officers investigated the shots fired calls Sunday evening, additional officers were able to track down the four Hispanic males and the gold Chevy Malibu to a home in the 500 block of 50th Street. A firearm and ammunition was recovered out of the car. Officers arrested 23-year-old Timothy Benavidez, 20-year-old Christopher Flores, 17-year-old Isaiah Lara, and 17-year-old Bryan Benavidez for engaging in organized crime, theft of a firearm and aggravated assault.

While on scene officers were given consent to search the home. As a result, John Lara, 25, was arrested for possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

During the search of the home, officers recovered items that had been stolen from a Lubbock County Sheriff’s vehicle and a Lubbock Police Department vehicle. Both vehicles were burglarized during the early morning hours of September 29th in less than an hour and just three miles apart. Both vehicles had windows broken out by rocks.

While on scene at the LSO auto burglary on Friday, officers located a piece of mail that had fallen out of the suspect’s vehicle. Officers located the owner of the mail who was already on the phone with LPD dispatch to report his pickup truck had been stolen. The truck had been used Friday’s auto burglaries but was later recovered the next day on Saturday, October 1st in the area of 5th Street and Utica Avenue.

All of these cases are still under investigation.

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