Intruder Shot & Killed in Central Lubbock Robbery Gone Awry
An attempted robbery went awry Friday morning (January 25th). Shots were fired at a Central Lubbock home, and one person is confirmed dead.
According to the Lubbock Police Department, the incident occurred in the 3800 block of 49th Street at around 2:30 a.m.. Police say someone tried to enter a home when a homeowner shot the intruder, who was also armed. The intruder was later identified as 27-year-old Justin Crowley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
KAMC News reports that LPD has since begun a homicide investigation into Crowley's death, but it’s unclear whether or not the homeowner has been arrested. It's also being reported that the homeowner and Crowley may have known each other.