Man dead after attempted burglary near Central Lubbock

Police asking for neighbor’s surveillance footage

Man dead after attempted burglary near Central Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One man is dead after an attempted burglary in Central Lubbock, where police report he was trying to burglarize homes and vehicles in the area.

Police were called just before 10 p.m. Wednesday to the 3500 block of 38th Street after a shooting was reported, according to a Lubbock Police Department news release.

When police arrived they found a man, identified as 43-year-old Oliver Perez, with a gunshot wound. Perez was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

An initial report by LPD said Perez was attempting to burglarize cars and homes and was shot by a homeowners. An investigation, led by LPD’s METRO unit, is currently ongoing.

Lubbock police are now asking residents who believe they have any suspicious activity on camera from around that neighborhood to send it to LPD’s Facebook page through Facebook Messenger.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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