Police ID suspects in connection to shots fired in Lakeridge area

Police ID suspects in connection to shots fired in Lakeridge area
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.

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