Police Search for Suspect in Overnight Shooting - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/15/07

Police Search for Suspect in Overnight Shooting

Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a man in the head early Sunday morning. Lubbock Police say he's considered armed and dangerous.

Around 4:30 Sunday morning in the 3700 block of 53rd Street, neighbors awoke to the sound of gunshots.

Lyn Childress lives next door, "I was watching a movie and all of a sudden I heard several shots fired probably a half dozen shots fired so I called 911."

James Randolph Scott was shot in the head, gunned down in his own driveway. Minutes after the shooting police were on the scene at 3714 53rd Street. They believe the suspect is 23-year-old Andy Lewis Medina also known as Johnny Joaquin Rios.

They say Scott and Medina were at the Southbeach Club earlier that night where witnesses saw them fighting. Police even responded to a dispute at a Town and Country gas station where the two were arguing after they left the club.

But once Scott returned home, the dispute escalated when a gun was drawn and at least six shots fired. Now neighbors in the area say it might be time to move out.

"Seems like in the last year or two we've had a lot more trouble on this block," explains Childress.

But for now they say their thoughts and prayers are with the victim, James Randolf Scott and his loved ones.

At last check Scott was in critical condition at UMC.

Police believe Medina and possibly two other people were involved in the shooting. Andy Lewis Medina is described as a Hispanic man, 5'9" tall and about 200 pounds. He was last seen driving a gold or tan newer model SUV. 

If you have any information or have seen Medina who remains on the loose please call Crime Line at (806)741-1000, remember you can remain anonymous.

At this point, it is unknown if the suspect had a gun inside the club or retrieved it from his car, however NewsChannel 11 asked South Beach about their security procedures. And they tells us that they pat down all male patrons, and use a metal detector wand on all women.

Club owners, Chris and Angela Gonzales, say there were no altercations on their premises Saturday night into Sunday morning, and that their prayers are with James Randolph Scott and his family.

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