Police: Friday fatal hit-and-run ruled ‘intentional act’, 20-year-old arrested

Published: Jul. 10, 2022 at 3:05 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2022 at 2:32 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock woman has been arrested for the murder of Michael Rozboril, 35, Friday evening near 35th and Ave. X.

Maria Rodriquez, 20, was arrested Sunday near 52nd and University.

Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department say Rodriguez drove to Lluvia’s Imports around 5:20 p.m. where Rozboril was an employee. Rodriguez exited her vehicle to steal merchandise outside of the store. Rozboril saw Rodriguez and jumped on the hood of her vehicle to try to stop the robbery.

Rodriguez then left the parking lot, making her way to 35th and Av. X, with Rozboril still on the hood. Rozboril was then thrown from the car where he was found dead in the roadway.

Officers originally were called to a hit-and-run, but investigators determined it was an “intentional act.” The investigation is on-going.

Rodriguez is charged with murder and a second-degree felony for the robbery.

She’s held on a $500,000 bond.

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