Four suspects in shooting, home invasion in custody after chase through Lubbock Tuesday evening

Four suspected in home invasion in custody after chase

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A chase involving a pickup that started along 34th Street and wrapped though a large part of central Lubbock, ended with four people in custody Tuesday evening.

The chase started near 34th and Utica Ave. just after 7:00 Tuesday evening, winding its way up to 19th and University before heading east along 19th.

The pickup then went north, taking police down Ave. Q before getting on to the Marsha Sharp Freeway and I-27 before attempting to drive into the median toward oncoming traffic.

The truck exited the interstate, eventually stopping at the intersection of Erskine and Ave. Q where the truck was stopped.

Police identified the people in the truck Wednesday morning. The four are said to be suspects in a home invasion in the 2600 block of Dartmouth Street.

According to the Police report, around 7 P.M. Tuesday night, the suspects burst into the home and demanded the money and phones of two occupants. One victim in the home was struck on the head with a gun. One of the suspects fired a gun at the other victim’s head. The suspects ransacked the home before stealing things and leaving.

The two victims were treated on scene by EMS, but did not want to be taken to the hospital.

George Pena, 17, Timothy Lopez, 17, David Valdez, 18, and a 15-year-old female were arrested on various charges including organized crime and burglary of a habitation.

George Pena, 17, (Source: Lubbock Police)
George Pena, 17, (Source: Lubbock Police)
Timothy Lopez, 17 (Source: Lubbock Police)
Timothy Lopez, 17 (Source: Lubbock Police)
David Valdez, 18 (Source: Lubbock Police)
David Valdez, 18 (Source: Lubbock Police)

Police are also looking for a second vehicle from the home invasion, but did not specify if they were also involved in the chase.

LPD Patrol, LPD Crime Suppression, and officers with the Texas Anti-Gang Center assisted with this case.

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