2 arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Lubbock apartment

One person died after a shooting inside the Ella Apartments on June 9.
One person died after a shooting inside the Ella Apartments on June 9.(Andrew Wood, Gray Television)
Published: Jun. 13, 2021 at 10:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 2:21 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit has made two arrests in a shooting that occurred at 11:22 p.m. June 9 at the Ella Apartments, located at 1102 58th St., that left one person dead.

The investigation has determined three suspects approached the apartment with the intent to rob a narcotics dealer in the unit. Upon arrival, an altercation occurred in the apartment that resulted in a juvenile male fatally shooting 14-year-old Dequavion Traylor. The three suspects then fled on foot and were picked up by a white pickup truck and continued to flee the area.

At approximately 4:45 a.m. June 12, 17-year-old Mifford Malicke Hannon and the male juvenile offender who shot Traylor were taken into custody by investigators with the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit and the Texas Anti-Gang Center in Abernathy, Texas.

Mifford Malicke Hannon III
Mifford Malicke Hannon III(LCDC)

Hannon was transported by the Abernathy Police Department to the Hale County Detention Center and booked for murder where he is being held on a $500,000 bond. The male juvenile was transported to the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center.

This case remains under investigation by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit.

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