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LPD officer assaulted during traffic stop

Published: May. 17, 2015 at 4:03 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 15, 2015 at 5:03 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Provided by: Lubbock Police Department

At approximately 4:17 a.m. this morning, an off-duty LPD Officer, who was in uniform, made a traffic stop in the 5400 block of 4th Street. The officer called for backup from an on-duty unit. While issuing curfew citations to the driver and three occupants, the front passenger shoved the off-duty officer and fled on foot. The off-duty officer began chasing the suspect on foot while the back-up officer stayed with the other three occupants. He was captured a short distance away.

In the meantime the driver refused orders from the back-up officer to get back in the car. The officer then attempted to arrest the driver and a fight ensued. A Lubbock County Sheriff's Deputy was passing by and assisted the officer in taking the suspect into custody. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center.

Arrestees:

Male Juvenile – 16

· Assault on Peace Officer

· Resisting Arrest

· Evading on Foot

· Possession of Marijuana

Male Juvenile – 16

· Assault on a Peace Officer

· Resisting Arrest

· Interference with Public Duties

· Possession of Marijuana

The other two other juvenile occupants were released to adult family members.

The back-up officer received minor injuries and she was taken to UMC where she was treated and released.