Man arrested after woman reports being shot at while walking dog

Second suspect not found by police

Man arrested after woman reports being shot at while walking dog
Police on the scene of a shooting incident Thursday night

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Officers with the Lubbock Police Department have arrested 32-year-old Joshua Ray Guzman after a report of shots fired on Thursday night.

A woman told police she had been shot at while walking her dog near 33rd and Avenue N, although she was not injured. Police are still looking for a second suspect in the shooting.

Please note, police are still trying to work out details from the witness statements and the information in this story may be subject to change. Although Guzman was arrested, he is not currently charged with shooting.

The woman told police she was walking in the area when Guzman and the other suspect stopped to pick her up. Though the woman initially said she did not know the men in the vehicle, she decided to get in and drove around with them for a few hours.

32-year-old Joshua Ray Guzman (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
32-year-old Joshua Ray Guzman (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

The woman later admitted to police that she was dating Guzman, according to the police report. She also said Guzman paid the owner of the vehicle $50 to borrow it for a short while.

Police were told that while she was in the vehicle, Guzman was taking a phone call with an unknown person and began to get very angry. The woman told both men she wanted to leave, which upset Guzman more. He began to argue with the other suspect.

The woman was able to get out of the vehicle near the Briercroft Center, at 5302 Avenue Q, and heard about three gunshots. The woman turned around and saw smoke from gunshots as Guzman was taking off in the vehicle.

The woman told police she did not believe she was being shot at and did not know why anyone would be shooting a gun. Witnesses near the area told police they only heard the gunshots and assumed someone was shooting at the woman, according to the police report.

Police were then called to 49th Street and Avenue P, after the woman called 911 to report the shooting. Officers were told the men were shooting at the woman from a silver four-door passenger car while she was walking her dog in front of the Sunset Square Motel at 38th Street and Avenue P.

When police arrived in the parking lot of the hotel, they noticed the car was trying to leave the parking lot and initiated a short pursuit. The suspects drove to 32nd Street, slowed down and then both jumped out and began to run from police on foot. The car kept on at a low speed and eventually hit a tree.

Police then set up a perimeter around the area 33rd and Avenue P, and saw Guzman trying to leave the area. He was detained there.

Authorities then searched the vehicle and found separate plastic bags with methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the report. They also found scales with residue of narcotics on them and four different 9mm rounds inside of black bags.

Guzman has been booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on two charges of evading arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other suspect has yet to be found.

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