Donald McCullough, 73, was killed in his southwest Lubbock garage, near 82nd and Slide, on Monday night. About three hours later, Lubbock police arrested and charged Alanzo Lewis, 25, with capital murder. Lewis was taken into custody at Rosa's Café, near 82nd and Quaker.
Police received a 911 call at 8017 Vinton, around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, in reference to an assault in the garage. When they arrived they found Don McCullough dead, the apparent victim of a random killing. The coroner's office will conduct an autopsy on his body.
Dogs and DPS helicopters searched for the suspect for a few hours. The victim's wife told police that her husband had just arrived home from running errands when the assault happened.
Lt. Scott Hudgens with the Lubbock Police Department tells NewsChannel 11, "He (Lewis) had taken a few items inside the house and returned to get more stuff out of the car and at that time heard him hollering and called 911."
NewsChannel 11 has learned McCullough worked for the Lubbock-Garza County JobSource. He is also a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, and reportedly flew in Vietnam.
Neighbors say McCullough and his wife were headed to San Antonio on Tuesday for their son's retirement from the Air Force. Their son reportedly flew in Desert Storm.
Police believe the motive may have been robbery.
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