Police release video of armed robbery that led to officer-involved shooting

New video from game room robbery
Body cam footage from LPD
Body cam footage from LPD
Jelani Ashley (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Jelani Ashley (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Officials with the Lubbock Police Department have released footage and another photo to the media, showing a little more to what led to an officer-involved shooting that happened early Monday morning.

Lubbock police received a call about a robbery at the Coyote Moon Game Room on Monday, and walked in to a robbery still in progress.

Police say they got the call around 1:40 a.m. and responded in about 30 seconds.

Assistant Police Chief Jon Caspell said, "One of the officers, as he was approaching the business to investigate this, opened the door and apparently was immediately confronted in that doorway by a male that was armed with a handgun standing there looking at him. That is an obvious threat to him and a very dangerous situation. That officer immediately recognized what this was, backed out, and as he got out of that doorway, the door began to close."

Both images the police department released show a man in the doorway holding a gun. The new image shows the man pointing the gun at an officer.

LPD says the suspect bolted for another door, knocking a backup officer to the ground and leaving him with minor injuries.

"It was at this point that officers engaged what they perceived to still be an armed subject," Caspell said. "They fired multiple rounds at this person and after multiple fires, the person fell to the ground in that north parking lot area."

Assistant Police Chief Jon Caspell says 20-year-old Isaac Jackson is in critical condition. Jackson, under the name Isaac Knighten, was served with an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery in the hospital on Monday night.

Officers believe the second suspect fled the building at that point. Police tell us there were about a dozen people in the building at the time of the robbery. The gun recovered on Monday morning was reported stolen in January of 2014.

The second suspect, 20-year-old Jelani Ashley, was arrested by SWAT on Wednesday afternoon in the 1900 block of 37th Street, which is near 34th and Ave. Q.

LPD's Persons Crime Unit, SWAT officers and officers with Texas Anti-Gang unit were executing a search warrant at a home in the 1900 block of 37th Street, according to an LPD news release.

Officers were searching the home and found Ashley. He then ran from the scene and after a short pursuit took him into custody. As of about 1:45 p.m. officers were still on the scene.

Ashley has been charged with aggravated robbery, tampering or fabricating with evidence, failure to identify and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond has been set.

Although Isaac Knighten is in the hospital, he has been charged with aggravated robbery.

Police say there are two active investigations happening: a criminal and an administrative investigation. As is standard procedure with officer involved shootings, both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

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