LSO Releases Names After Murder-Suicide in Southeast Lubbock County

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX - The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office released the following statement Sunday afternoon concerning a deadly shooting incident Saturday in Southeast Lubbock County.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the shooting deaths of two Lubbock County residents Saturday evening.

Deputies were called to 16024 CR 3460, just north of Slaton, at around 2026 hrs to a report of domestic assault. It was when deputies arrived on scene that they discovered 52 year old Leslie Covington deceased, having sustained a single gunshot wound to the head. 58 year old Monte Covington was discovered a few feet away also deceased, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

At the time of this shooting, the Covington’s children, ages 10, 15, and 18, were within the residence and are not involved with the incident.

Related Link: LSO Investigating Reported Shooting Near Slaton

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