Police release photo of Burns Park shooting suspect

Published: Mar. 9, 2017 at 2:34 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2017 at 7:48 PM CST
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Shooting suspect photo provided by LPD
Shooting suspect photo provided by LPD
Shooting suspect photo provided by LPD
Shooting suspect photo provided by LPD
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Neighbors near Burns Park are concerned about the safety of their neighborhood (source: KCBD...
Neighbors near Burns Park are concerned about the safety of their neighborhood (source: KCBD video)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police have released a video still of the suspect in the deadly Burns Park shooting that happened on Wednesday night.

LPD is investigating the murder of 20-year-old Roy Reed, who was shot at the park on Wednesday night.

Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, there were multiple calls of shots fired at Burns Park located at 23rd Street and Avenue L. When an officer arrived, a large crowd of people scattered.

During the questioning of the people in the area, officers were notified a gunshot victim was taken to Covenant Medical Center by a private vehicle.

The victim, Roy Reed, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

During the investigation, police learned two groups of people met at the park with the intent to fight. This was part of an ongoing dispute between the two groups, and police say there were more than 50 people who came to the park to watch or participate in the fight. During the fight, shots were fired.

No arrests have been made at this time.

We spoke with some neighbors on Thursday afternoon.

Many neighbors in the area are shaken up by what happened Wednesday night.

One neighbor, Minerva Cazares, lives right across the street from the park.

She says she saw the two groups of people that met up at the park for a fight.

She says that's when she called police, but shots were fired before police arrived.

"I mean I panicked. I panicked because I'm thinking somebody is going to get hurt," Cazares said.

Ever Rivera says while he was at work Wednesday night, one of his friends told him what was happening, and he immediately was worried about his mom.

He said his mom was one of several neighbors to call the police.

He says the incident has many neighbors like himself on edge.

"I don't want to be here anymore. This is kinda scary, having to live with this. And especially my mom being here alone you know. It kinda makes a son you know, be scared for his mom," Rivera said.

Cazares says she is concerned by the increase of fights at the park.

"It's gotten dangerous around here. And when people want to retaliate they're not going to hold back. They're going to come in with guns. And I just knew that was going to happen because it just looked it, you know?" Cazares said.

She says her thoughts are with the family of Roy Reed.

"I'm sorry for the family that lost their...because it was just crazy. There was no need for it you know. For whatever reason," Cazares said.

Lubbock Police say patrol officers are aware of the incident so they do plan to place more of a focus on the area around Burns Park.

Detectives with the Person's Crimes Division are gathering information and sifting through evidence from last night's shooting to identify the involved parties.

If you have any information on the suspect or this investigation, please call Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Callers may remain anonymous.

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