Mendez sentenced for 2014 shooting incident

Mendez sentenced for 2014 shooting incident
23-year-old Vincent Brian Mendez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - 23-year-old Vincent Brian Mendez has been sentenced to two eight-year terms concurrently after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault during a hearing that was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Mendez is one of three people accused of being involved in the shooting of 27-year-old Kaleb Hockenberry in November of 2014. Authorities reported at around 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 16, 2014 they were called to the 7000 block of Erskine Avenue where they found Hockenberry shot in the neck.

He was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries and survived the gunshot wound but was left paralyzed.

The other two men accused are 22-year-old Matthew Janssen and 19-year-old John Peter Cavarrubio. Police believe that all of those involved were attending a house party.

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