Man pulled knife on LPD officers, arrest warrant for aggravated

Man pulled knife on LPD officers, arrest warrant for aggravated assault served

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

An arrest warrant for aggravated assault on a peace officer has been served for Shawn Boyett, 34, in connection to a domestic disturbance Monday evening.

Just before 4:00 p.m., Lubbock dispatch received a 911 call of a domestic disturbance between a mother and her adult son, Shawn Boyett, at a home on 49th Street near Avenues U and T. Two Lubbock Police Department officers responded to the scene to investigate.

LPD said the mother told officers she had been assaulted, and she wanted Boyett removed from her home. She gave officers permission to enter the house. Officers opened the front door and gave commands from the doorway for Boyett to come out of the house.

Boyett pulled out a knife and refused to cooperate with the officer’s commands to leave the house.

One of the officers attempted to subdue Boyett and deployed his taser. As soon as the taser was used, Boyett charged the officers when an officer fired his gun. Boyett was struck twice in the right hip and thigh area.

Immediately, the officer secured the knife and began providing life saving measures until paramedics arrived. Boyett was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center with serious injuries where he remains in stable condition.

Detectives with the Persons Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting and the circumstances behind the original call concerning a domestic disturbance. 

Boyett could face additional charges related to the domestic disturbance.

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