UPDATED: 15-year-old charged in murder near 79th & Interstate

UPDATED: 15-year-old charged in murder near 79th & Interstate

Posted: Updated:
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Updated July 15 1:10 p.m.:

Sunday morning, the Lubbock Police Department detectives arrested a 15-year-old male for the murder of Abraham Herrera Jr. on July 13.

Police received reports of shots fired near 79th Street and Ash Avenue. Responding officers located a male gunshot victim outside a home with life threatening injuries. 

Herrera was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. 

Detectives with the Persons Crimes Unit began investigating immediately, and within 24 hours a suspect was identified.

The 15-year-old male was later arrested and charged with murder.

Multiple units assisted with this investigation including the LPD Special Operations unit and the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG).

This case remains under investigation by detectives with the Persons Crimes Unit.


News release from Lubbock Police Department:

Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating a murder that occurred late Friday night. At this time, investigators are still searching for information on the suspect or suspects involved.
 
On July 13th, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Lubbock Police Department received reports of shots fired in the 300 block of 79th Street. Responding officers located a male gunshot victim outside a home with life threatening injuries.
 
The victim was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.
 
LPD detectives with the Persons Crimes Unit and investigators with the Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) responded to the area to immediately to begin an investigation and search for possible witnesses and evidence.
 
Through the investigation, it appears the victim was shot during a dispute with another person.
 
Anyone with information on this homicide investigation is asked to call Crime Line at (806)741-1000. Callers can remain completely anonymous and they may be eligible for a cash reward.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • 90s return by midweek

    90s return by midweek

    Mostly clear skies expected into the evening with lows near 64° and a S wind 5-10mph. It looks like tomorrow, and for much of the week, we're expecting more or less sunny conditions. Temperatures will also increase, remaining above average for the res
    Mostly clear skies expected into the evening with lows near 64° and a S wind 5-10mph. It looks like tomorrow, and for much of the week, we're expecting more or less sunny conditions. Temperatures will also increase, remaining above average for the res
  • White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

    White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

    Saturday, September 14 2019 9:36 AM EDT2019-09-14 13:36:33 GMT
    Sunday, September 15 2019 6:36 PM EDT2019-09-15 22:36:46 GMT
    The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the...
    The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
  • Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

    Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

    Sunday, September 15 2019 12:26 AM EDT2019-09-15 04:26:36 GMT
    Sunday, September 15 2019 6:36 PM EDT2019-09-15 22:36:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur...
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur...
    The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations on a new deal continue.
    The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations on a new deal continue.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.