Domestic Dispute Leads to Shooting Early Sunday Afternoon in Central Lubbock, Two Arrested

LUBBOCK, TX - A domestic dispute turned violent early Sunday afternoon in Central Lubbock resulting in one person being shot and two others arrested.

The incident occurred in the 1100 block of 53rd Street after 1:00 p.m.

Lubbock Police told the mother of two children went to the home to pick them up from their father. The mother was accompanied by two male companions. 

Police said an argument of some sort began and there were also reports of a fist fight. It was at this point the father reportedly went into the home and returned with a gun.

Authorities said the father then allegedly shot one of the male companions. The mother told police the victim shot was her cousin.

"He was shot in the leg, he was crying, it was pretty bad because he had his leg kinda halfway up in the air," said neighbor Jennifer Martinez who said she witnessed the shooting.  

Ricky Ronnie Alvarez, 27, was arrested and is charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Ruben Scott Alvarez, 36, was also arrested at the scene. He is charged with one count of hindering apprehension or prosecution.   

The victim was transported to University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the ankle.

Authorities released the children to the custody of the mother following the incident. 

Police said they believe the weapon used was an AR-15 rifle because they found an AR-15 round at the scene. As of Sunday afternoon they had not located the gun.

Neighbors in the area say that seeing citizens and officers armed on their block has them nervous about going outside. 

"The last three years I've been here it's been real nice, and all of a sudden it's been thieving and stealing stuff, and now this--a shooting--it's crazy, it's awful, it makes me want to move really," said Dinah Flores who lives nearby. 

"Why don't they sit down and talk to each other instead of shooting each other?" wondered another neighbor. 

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