Lubbock Police asking for public’s help finding suspects who shot 79-year-old man early Tuesday

Lubbock Police asking for public’s help finding suspects who shot 79-year-old man early Tuesday
79-year-old man in critical condition after being shot during a home invasion. (Source: Caleb Holder KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the men who shot 79-year-old James Baker of Lubbock on Tuesday.

Baker remains in critical condition after he was shot when three men entered his house Tuesday morning in the 6500 block of Avenue Q.

Police were called to the area at 12:20 a.m. after multiple “shots fired” reports were called in, according to the Lubbock Police Department.

When police arrived, they found Baker sitting in a chair across from his house. He was “injured via gunshot wounds,” according to the police report.

After an investigation, police found three men forced their way into his home and started shooting. Though Baker was shot, he was able to get his own gun and start firing at the suspects.

There is no indication if any of the suspects were injured, but they were able to flee the scene in a silver/gray four door passenger car. No other injuries were reported from this incident.

Neighbors in the area say Baker is well liked by everyone and the children call him Pops.

A stray bullet went through one of the neighbors’ windows into his living room.

Those with information about the case are asked to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

LPD continues to investigate this shooting. KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story if more information becomes available.

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