17-year-old indicted, charged with manslaughter in central Lubbock shooting

Woman killed in Central Lubbock shooting

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - 17-year-old Detren Ward has been indicted on charges of manslaughter in connection to the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Maria Isabel Cervantes.

WARD, DETREN SANTAIL, 17 (Source: Lubbock police)
WARD, DETREN SANTAIL, 17 (Source: Lubbock police)

Around 11:35 a.m. on June 7, 2019, Lubbock Police responded to a call of shots fired inside a home in the 1600 block of 58th Street. Officers found Cervantes inside the home with life threatening injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

During the investigation, officials learned Ward and Cervantes live in the home where the shooting happened and detectives were told they were in a dating relationship.

The circumstances surrounding this shooting remain under investigation by the Metro Special Crimes Unit, a joint partnership between the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

Ward remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on $64,250 bond.

A Go Fund Me has been established for the family of Maria Isabel Cervantes here: https://www.gofundme.com/cervantez-family794.

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Posted by KCBD NewsChannel 11 on Friday, June 7, 2019