Shooting suspect in LSO custody after DPS helicopter search

Published: Aug. 19, 2016 at 7:15 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2016 at 7:45 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A man is now in custody after authorities say he shot man in the hand. Deputies with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office say 40-year-old Keith Chaplin was shot in the leg before he was taken into custody, but deputies do not know when or how he got shot.

Authorities tell us Chaplin used a .22 caliber weapon and shot an unknown victim in the hand in the area of F.M. 1729 and east 50th Street, which is a couple of miles north of Buffalo Springs Lake.

He was taken into custody near the scene of the crime.

Deputies say the shooting stemmed from a civil disagreement between the victim and Chaplin, and is still under investigation.

The Texas Department of Safety was assisting the sheriff's office by flying a helicopter around Lubbock to search for Chaplin.

The Lubbock SWAT team captured Chaplin.

The victim is being treated at UMC with a superficial wound to the hand. Chaplin is also being treated with a superficial wound to his leg and is facing charges. His bond has not been set at the time of this report.

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