Lubbock Home Invasion Goes Sideways; 1 Suspect Shot and Killed
Update: One person is dead after a home invasion Thursday morning, March 11th. The LPD's Metro Special Crimes Unit reports the home invasion took place at about 9:15 a.m. at a home in the 1500 block of 41st Street.
31-year-old Zach Thomas and 37-year-old Billy Rodgers broke into the home and demanded that one of the residents, 32-year-old Jose Dominguez, lay on the floor.
Another resident of the home, 33-year-old Lorene Aviles, was also struck over the head by one of the suspects with a firearm. This initiated a struggle between Dominguez and one of the suspects.
Dominguez was able to wrestle away a gun from one of the suspects and fired multiple shots, striking both Thomas and Rodgers. The 2 suspects then fled the scene and drove to Covenant Medical Center for medical attention.
Police say Zach Thomas was pronounced dead on Thursday while Rodgers continues to recover with serious injuries. The 2 victims of the home invasion, Dominguez and Aviles, were also injured in the altercation, but only moderately.
Original Story: Shots rang out Thursday morning, March 11, in the 1500 block of 41st Street. Members of the Lubbock Police Department were called to the scene at 9:15 a.m. for reports of shots fired.
A police report states that at least 2 people were injured in the shooting. One of the shooting victims was transported to University Medical Center by private vehicle.
The other injured victim went to a neighboring house to ask for help. The extent of their injuries is unclear at this time. The Lubbock Police Department says its possible this was a shootout between the 2 victims.
How the shooting began is still under investigation.
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