Teen Murder Suspect's Dad Arrested by Lubbock Police

LUBBOCK, TX - Adrian Constancio, 39, of Lubbock was arrested Wednesday for hindering the apprehension of a felon.  Constancio was accused of helping to hide a 16-year-old who was wanted for murder.

Police previously said, “The Lubbock Police Department is currently searching for 16-year-old Christopher Hernandez who is wanted for the murder of 18-year-old Ezekial Gonzales on July 4th.”

“Gonzales was shot multiple times while at a house party located on the corner of 48th Street and Avenue U.”

Normally, police do not release the names of juveniles, but Hernandez was considered a danger to the public.  Hernandez was located and arrested near East 7th Street and Beech Avenue in the early morning hours of July 8. 

Contancio was among the people Lubbock Police talked to.  An arrest warrant refers to Constancio as Hernandez’s father.

“There were many man hours spent trying to locate [Hernandez] to protect him from threats against him as well as the threat he posed to society after committing a murder,” an arrest warrant against Constancio said.

The arrest warrant also said, “The fact [Contancio] knew who [Hernandez] was with and where he was while trying to coordinate the effort to provide [Hernandez] with an escape plan from Lubbock created difficulties with the investigation.”

The arrest warrant said Constancio flat out lied to a detective on July 7. 

Constancio was held Thursday in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.

Related Story: LPD: Teen Wanted for Murder of Ezekial Gonzales Arrested Early Saturday

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