Lubbock Police have arrested a 17-year-old, who investigators believe shot and killed his girlfriend mid-day Friday in central Lubbock.
Detren Ward is charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, in 19-year-old Maria Isabel Cervantes' death. Ward is in the Lubbock County Detention Center as of Friday afternoon.
Responding officers found Cervantes wounded in a home on 58th Street near Avenue P. She died a short time later.
Detectives with the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit determined Cervantes and Ward both lived in the home and were dating.
The Metro Special Crimes Unit is a joint partnership between the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock County Sheriff's Office.
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