Reward offered for information about Friday morning murder of Mederrick Harper
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information about the Friday morning murder of Mederrick Harper. Anyone with information should call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Crime Line callers can remain anonymous.
Police were called just after 12:03 a.m. Friday near 42nd Street and Avenue Q. Harper was found in that area with serious injuries.
He was taken to University Medical Center, where he later died.
Police are currently looking for a suspect who they say was a passenger in a dark Chevrolet or GMC extended cab truck.
An investigation into the shooting continues. Police say there is no other information is available at this time.
Harper was named a person of interest in a shooting which happened on June 18, 2020 in the 1700 block of 9th Street. The shooting was being investigated as an aggravated assault after the victim in that case, a 57-year-old male, was seriously injured. That man, identified as Samuel Florex, died a few days later in the hospital.
The police reports says they found Harper bleeding from his left hip. EMS and Lubbock Fire placed a tourniquet around his left leg and placed him on a stretcher before taking him to UMC.
A witness told police he heard at least three gunshots in the area.
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