Police Say Charges Unlikely Against Homeowner In Deadly Burglary, Shooting - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/29/05

Police Say Charges Unlikely Against Homeowner In Deadly Burglary, Shooting

The only burglar to survive a Central Lubbock break-in is behind bars.

Richard Steven Lovato was released from the hospital Friday morning and charged with burglary of habitation. Former Lubbock Police Officer James Kimber caught Lovato and Fermin Martinez Jr. robbing his house in the 4800 Block of 45th Street, Thursday.

Kimber shot both men, Lovato in the leg and Martinez in the chest. Martinez fled, and collapsed in the alley behind the house and later died. Charges against Kimber are unlikely because police say he was acting in self-defense and protecting his property.

Courts & Crime
Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

    GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-20 08:08:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:40:44 GMT

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

  • Trump's critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

    Trump's critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-07-20 07:37:58 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:40:30 GMT

    Two Trump advisers acknowledged that the president's public comments largely reflected what they have heard him say about Sessions privately.

    Two Trump advisers acknowledged that the president's public comments largely reflected what they have heard him say about Sessions privately.

  • Boy, 9, travels country thanking police with doughnuts

    Boy, 9, travels country thanking police with doughnuts

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:44:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:44:06 GMT

    The boy is on a mission to thank every police officer in America because he considers them his best friends.

    The boy is on a mission to thank every police officer in America because he considers them his best friends.

Powered by Frankly