Police Release New Information on Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Police have released the names of the officers involved in the shooting death of Arnesto Ramos.
LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- On Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 9:30 am, Lubbock Police responded to a call at 2022 63rd St. A subject, later identified as Arnesto Ramos, spoke to officers, but refused to open the door. Having no known reason to legally enter the residence, officers left the scene and did not engage Mr. Ramos further at that time.

At approx. 11:20 officers returned to the address and met with a person identified as the home owner. Officers were advised that Mr. Ramos was not a resident, was trespassing, and the homeowner wanted him removed from the premises.

At that time, there were four officers on scene, each with 30 or more years experience, including one who has been a supervisor for more than 20 years. When the officers attempted to make contact with Mr. Ramos, he barricaded himself in a closet with two knives.

During nearly an hour of negotiations, Mr. Ramos was offered many opportunities to surrender; however, he refused. Eventually Mr. Ramos charged at the officers, still armed with a small sword. Cpl. Chad Wurm first attempted to stop Mr. Ramos with the use of "less lethal" ammunition that is not intended to cause death. Unfortunately, the impact of the "less lethal" ammunition was ineffective and Mr. Ramos continued to charge the officers. Sgt. Frank Picon and Ofc. John DeLeon used lethal force to protect themselves and other personnel on scene.
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