Authorities are searching for a suspect in a deadly assault case in Lubbock County. KAMC 28 reports that sexual assault is possibly behind the attack in Slaton that has left one dead and another injured. The incident happened at around 12:15pm in the 1400 block of Crosby Street, where a man shot an elderly woman to death and injured her 23-year-old caretaker.

Slaton schools and businesses were shut down until around 5:00 pm. Parents of students in Slaton were unable to pick up their children for several hours. As of 3:30pm Tuesday, the school district was updating parents on the status of the lock-down every 30 minutes.

Police are seeking a person of interest in the case,21-year-old Sampson Blake Oguntope. He's described as a black male, weighing 180 pounds last seen driving a white Honda. If you have any information on this case, contact authorities immediately.