LPD: Police kill suspect who fired at them

LPD: Police kill suspect who fired at them

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Scene of the shooting Jan. 5, 2020 Scene of the shooting Jan. 5, 2020
Scene of the shooting Jan. 5, 2020 Scene of the shooting Jan. 5, 2020
LUBBOCK -

A man who fired shots at officers while trying to evade them was shot and killed by Lubbock Police early Sunday morning in south Lubbock.

According to the initial investigation from the Lubbock Police Department, officers responded at 5:37 a.m. to a report of someone trying to open vehicle door handles at 96th Street and Louisville Avenue. This is just west of Indiana Avenue. The suspect, later identified as Drew Nichols Wallace-Flores, 30, ran away, officers chased after him.

LPD reports at 5:55 a.m. Wallace-Flores shot at the officers near 94th Street and Orlando Avenue. Officers returned fire, hitting the man, who died.

No officer was hit by gunfire; one officer was checked out for an injury related to a fall during the chase.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol when officers are involved in a shooting.

 

 

 

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