Police: Employee shoots man after attempted assault

Employee shoots man after threatened assault

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A man is recovering in University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after he was shot early Saturday morning.

Police were called to a U-Haul neighborhood dealership at 2520 East 50th St. at around 10:50 a.m. to assist in removing a man from the business premises, according to a Lubbock Police Department news release.

After the call came in, while police were responding, the man attempted to assault an employee. The man was then shot by that employee.

Police found out, from the employee, the suspect was causing problems at the business and was acting erratically, according to an LPD report. The suspect then picked up a large rock and threatened to throw it at the employee.

The employee, fearing for his life, drew his gun from a holster and fired one round into the suspect's stomach.

Police arrived to find the suspect still acting erratically. The suspect also told police he was high on meth, according to the report.

The Persons Crime Unit is currently investigating this case.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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