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Suspect seriously injured after officer-involved shooting in South Lubbock

Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 8:43 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 11:33 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - An across town police pursuit ended in gunfire in a quiet neighborhood Monday evening.

Around 7:30 p.m., police first received a report of a suspect with a shotgun on 37th and Avenue Q near Bolton’s. The dispatcher also could hear gunfire during the emergency call.

Officers responded to the scene, when the suspect began to drive away. We’re told he is a Hispanic man in his 30s and was driving a gold or brown Chevy Suburban.

The accused then lead authorities on a chase that ended near 121st and Kenosha Avenue by Laura Bush Middle School. There, authorities began a forcible stop at low speeds. LPD report the suspect then rammed into a marked K9 unit, prompting police to opened fire and striking him.

Neighbors report hearing gunfire in rapid succession, at first mistaking the noise for fireworks.

He was taken to UMC via ambulance with “serious injuries.”

Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety also assisted in the investigation.

This is a developing story.

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