Jamie Lee Pruett indicted on murder, three aggravated assault charges after March shooting spree

Jamie Lee Pruett, 49
Jamie Lee Pruett, 49(Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 18, 2023 at 4:47 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2023 at 10:13 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock County grand jury indicted Jamie Lee Pruett on both murder and three aggravated assault charges.

The 49-year-old is accused of shooting four people in three separate shooting in March. One person later died from their injuries.

Pruett was also federally indicted last week. He was charged with one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Pruett reportedly began the shooting spree in the home of 42-year-old Benjamin Veanueva. When police arrived, they found Veanueva with a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries; there has been no update on his condition.

Next, officers were called to the Richland Entertainment Room near 92nd and Avenue P. Pruett reportedly shot two people: 41-year-old Florencio Rivera and 32-year-old Christian Rios. EMS took Rivera to the hospital and Rios was taken by private vehicle. Rios later died from his injuries.

The final victim was identified as Codie Payne, who met up with Pruett at a convenience store in Slaton. Pruett reportedly shot Payne in the arm. KCBD’s Shaley Sanders sat down with Payne to discuss the events leading up to the shooting and his history with Pruett.

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Pruett was indicted on one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday.

He is still being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $15,000,000 bond.