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Shots Fired at Lubbock Officer During Pursuit

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At around 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Lubbock Police Department received a call of a civil disturbance in the 7700 block of Vernon Avenue.

The caller advised a male was refusing to leave the home and he had made statements indicating he would harm officers if the police were called. Officers responded to the scene and a white SUV was observed leaving the residence. One officer followed the SUV and saw the vehicle run a stop sign, so the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of 78th Street and Avenue W, but the suspect refused to stop and fled the scene.

In the 2300 block of 78th Street, multiple shots were fired from the vehicle towards the officer. The SUV stalled near 78th and Flint Avenue and the male driver bailed out of the SUV and ran from officers.

A female and two children were located inside the SUV. The mother of the children, 33-year-old April Foskett, was arrested for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

An LPD K9 unit located the driver, 32-year-old Thomas Caudill, hiding in a backyard in the 2700 block of 79th Street. Caudill was in possession of a handgun, but he was taken into custody without incident. Caudill was arrested for aggravated assault on a public servant, evading in a motor vehicle, evading on foot, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, abandoning or endangering a child and an outstanding felony warrant for a parole violation.

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