SWAT called to investigate report of fugitive sighting in West Lubbock County

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 10:48 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 3:16 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to a report of a barricaded subject in West Lubbock County on Thursday morning.

The call came in just after 10 a.m., near CR 1200 and CR 6900, northwest of Wolfforth. Law enforcement gave the all clear around 12:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s department released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying they had received a tip regarding Royce Edward Wood, the subject of a recent Blue Alert. Wood is wanted in the shooting of a Texas Police officer in Wise County.

Officers from the Texas Anti-Gang Center including the Lubbock Police Department’s Crime Suppression and Canine Units responded and cleared the residence. Wood was not located.

MORE: Blue Alert for man wanted in shooting of Texas police officer discontinued

West Lubbock SWAT Callout
West Lubbock SWAT Callout(Julio Iglesias, KCBD)

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