Update: Residents Allowed to Return Home After SWAT Situation in Northwest Lubbock


EverythingLubbock.com has obtained the arrest warrant for the suspect, Hector Quintela.

According to the arrest warrant, Quintela was firing rounds into the air and down the alley, between his home and a neighbors in the 5400 block of Kemper Street. Those neighbors told police Quintela was angry at them because they helped his girlfriend leave his home after they had an argument.

The warrant also stated Quintela was shouting things like "This is going to end tonight!"

The warrant continued, at one point he even approached their house with a pistol, and tried to get into their backyard. After several attempts to get Quintela to go back home, the couple told police they were scared for their lives and went back inside. Lubbock Police quickly arrived and evacuated the nearby neighbors' homes. 

Quintela is being held in the Lubbock County jail on a $100,000 bond. 

Previous Update:

Around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Lubbock Police said the suspect, Hector Quintela, 28, was arrested. Police said he was arrested without incident.

According to police, he was arrested on a warrant and will be charged with aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm in a municipality. 

In addition to the aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm in a municipality warrants served this morning, Quintela was also arrested for an outstanding LSO warrant, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Keep checking this story for further updates as they become available. 

Previous Update:

The following is a press release, provided by the Lubbock Police Department:

The Lubbock Police Department is allowing residents to return to their homes in the 5400 block of Kemper Street. At this time LPD is scaling back resources after containing the possible threat to a specific area.

Just before 9 p.m. on Monday, the Lubbock Police Department received a call that multiple shots had been fired by a male in the area of 5400 Kemper Street.

Officers quickly arrived on scene and attempted to locate the suspect. It was determined there were no injuries, however based on information given to officers, residents in the immediate area were evacuated or told to shelter in place.

Officers narrowed down the location of the suspect and LPD SWAT officers responded to the scene.

After several hours and further investigation, officers believe there is no longer an immediate threat to the public or nearby residents and they are safe to return home. While the amount of officers and equipment is being reduced, resources will continue to stay on scene until the situation is fully resolved.

We understand the inconvenience this situation may have caused residents in the area, and we appreciate their cooperation and patience as our number one goal is a peaceful resolution.

At this time there are certain details we cannot release to protect the integrity of the investigation. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

(Press Release Provided by the Lubbock Police Department)

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