Lubbock man indicted for murder Tuesday afternoon

Published: May. 21, 2014 at 2:10 PM CDT
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Leroy Mitchell (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
Leroy Mitchell (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man arrested late last month following a deadly shooting in east Lubbock will go to trial.

Leroy Mitchell, 56, was indicted for murder on Tuesday afternoon.

Lubbock police say Mitchell shot and killed 42-year-old Victor Hopkins near a home at East 26th Street and Ivory on April 23.

Witnesses say Hopkins was attempting to stop a fight between Mitchell and a woman when Mitchell turned the gun on Hopkins, firing twice.

Mitchell's bond is set at $1 million.

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