LPD: Liquor store employee fired shots in dirt to stop theft suspect

LPD: Liquor store employee fired shots in dirt to stop theft suspect
Police investigate shots fired during a robbery at River's Spirit Liquor store in Lubbock on Aug. 7, 2019. (Source: Caleb Holder KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock Police are investigating a report of shots fired during a robbery at River’s Spirit Liquor Store in the Security Park Shopping Center at 35th and Slide Road.

Officials say they received a call about the robbery and shots fired behind the shopping center in an alley at 2 p.m.

Police tell us the suspect entered the store, selected a bottle of liquor and ran out of the store. The employee ran after the suspect armed with a handgun. As the employee chased the suspect into the alley, the employee fired several rounds into the dirt in an attempt to get the suspect to stop. The suspect did not stop and got away.

No one was injured.

Police say the suspect is a black or Hispanic male wearing a blue hoodie and gray pants.

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