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Denver City police searching for armed, dangerous suspect after Thursday afternoon shooting

Denver City Police say they are searching for Heraldo Martinez, 34.
Denver City Police say they are searching for Heraldo Martinez, 34.(Denver City Police)
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 5:36 PM CDT
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DENVER CITY, Texas (KCBD) - A shooting suspect is being sought in Denver City, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Reports of a shooting happened in the 600 block of Birch before 1 p.m. in Denver City. DPS officials say the shooting victim is alive.

At 1 p.m., Denver City ISD officials released this statement on their Facebook page: DCISD is currently on lockdown out of the abundance of caution due to a community incident. This means no one can enter or exit the district buildings. If your student is off site, please hold them at their current location until further notice. All students that are on campus are secure and safe. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

At 3 p.m., the school posted a message saying: At this time, DCISD is no longer under a lockdown. To ensure the most efficient dismissal procedures, students will be released at regular dismissal times. As always, it is our top priority to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Thank you again for your partnership and support of DCISD.

Denver City Police say they are searching for Heraldo Martinez, 34. He is possibly driving a 2009 gray Nissan Maxima with New Mexico buyer tags (17T842704) or regular Texas plates - KNN 0958.

Martinez is considered armed and dangerous, his last known direction of travel was westbound on Highway 83 near the western city limits of Denver City, headed towards the New Mexico state line.

The Denver City police chief confirmed the shooting victim has been airlifted to a Lubbock hospital. The victim has not yet been identified.

This is a developing story.

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