Barber remembers friend killed in East Lubbock shooting

Published: Dec. 8, 2015 at 3:49 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2015 at 6:19 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - We're learning new details about a Lubbock murder investigation.

Authorities just identified the victim this afternoon as 22-year-old Henry Joby Anderson.

As we first told you last night, Anderson died in the back of an ambulance near 33rd and Indiana.

That's where a group of people flagged down the ambulance just after 7 p.m. last night.

According to the police report, the shooting happened at East 20th and Cedar near Washington Park. The report states that someone shot at Anderson and another man.

The shooter has still not been located.

We talked to Alberto Delgado who is both Anderson's barber and childhood friend about who he was.

He says he grew up with Anderson, moved away for a few years and came back. He said they picked up right where they left off.

"He was just here and I was just cutting his hair and we were catching up on old times and I could tell that he kind of wanted to become friends again and link back up," Delgado said. "He was actually supposed to come back in this weekend and get a haircut so it's almost surreal."

He said he has very fond memories of a childhood friendship.

"His family, they took me in with open arms and taught me things we went jet skiing," he said. "We've eaten together, we were really good childhood friends."

He said he could tell Anderson was very family oriented and that his kids really loved him.

"When his Dad came in, he looked up and he was smiling, you know and it seemed like they have a really good bond with each other," he said. "He was a great Dad, he loved his kids, and he was just working on being the best man that he could be."

"It's really tragic. I mean 22 is extremely young, I mean I'm only 23 and he had so much to look forward to and he was in the process of growing and learning life."

Delgado said he is keeping the Andersons in his thoughts and prayers.

"I can't believe that that just happened like, he was supposed to get his hair cut here. It really hit close to home and I want to really just say that I hope that they can stay strong and fight through this time and during the holidays and really be there for each other."

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