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Family Speaks Out About Son Killed in Park Shooting

LUBBOCK, TX - The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the murder of 20-year old Roy Reed who was shot in Burn Park in Central Lubbock located at 23rd and Avenue L on Wednesday evening at approximately 7 p.m.

Lubbock Police is currently looking for a suspect. They have provided this photo and are asking for help from the community to come forward with any information to: #806-741-1000.

Police dispatch received multiple calls of shots fired at the park. Among the callers was Neighbor Minerva Cazares who said she was hiding in her home as she looked out her window to see the park flooded with young people who were yelling at each other. 

"The guy was just shooting randomly, boom boom boom, he was just shooting randomly toward the east side and then all of the sudden they all started hitting each other," Cazares said.

After questioning multiple people, police determined that two groups of people met at the park with the intention to fight. They estimated nearly 50 people were there.

During the altercation, 20-year old Roy Reed was shot and killed. Reed's Father Willie Reed said his son was at the park to make sure his cousin was okay but had no involvement in the ongoing feud.

"Being a leader is what got him killed, because his cousin called him to come out there and as soon as he got there he was shot and killed for no reason," Reed said.

Neighbor Minerva Cazares said she saw the same group of people fight in the park earlier this week but without gunshots. It was Monday afternoon when she looked out her window and saw a group of boys punching each other. 

"A bunch of high school kids who picked this park to fight and it bothers me, it really bothers me." Cazares said.

Reed's family said these groups have posted previous fights on Facebook. Reed's Cousin Selena Carrion said he leaves behind two children and a community of family and friends who looked up to him.

"I don't know what caused this, it didn't even involve him," Carrion said. "He went to make sure another family member was okay. He was basically an innocent bystander when the shooting did take place because he had no intentions on fighting." 

The Lubbock Police Department is asking for help with the investigation, and that anyone with information call crime line at: 806-741-1000. 


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