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The Lubbock Police Department announced on Monday that they had arrested 19-year-old Ethan Isaiah Scott after he turned himself in to authorities around 2 p.m. on Monday. Scott was wanted for murder after a stabbing that occurred Sunday night in Lubbock at the Lubbock Square Apartments.

This story was just the latest criminal story to unfold in Lubbock over the last week. On November 27, KAMC reported on six different shots fired calls that the Lubbock Police had to respond to in the last week. That included one story of a home invasion.

Shootings, stabbings, and stories that are reported on to a much lesser extent, property crime.

Does it seem like crime in Lubbock is getting worse and worse to anyone else? What is the plan here? Substations are great and I still support them, but does anyone really think that once they are built, the crime will go away?

Drugs are a problem in Lubbock, but is that what is pushing the increase in crime or is it a mix of drugs, coronavirus, people out of work that is driving the crime?

The City of Lubbock likes to update citizens on coronavirus news and cases in our city, maybe they should hold a press conference one of these days and address the issue of crime and how they plan to tackle it. Lubbock is a growing city and one that is hoping to attract larger businesses in the future. But if we don't get a handle on what is happening in the city, those businesses and jobs will look elsewhere.

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