Police and a suspect exchanged gunfire Monday, LPD said

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Domestic violence call then shots-fired call nearby, EMS called to scene

LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police responded to a domestic violence situation in the 5500 block of Amherst Street during the 11:00 a.m. hour.

UPDATED STORY LINK: LPD provides update after teen injured and K9 shot

Then, during the noon hour there was a “shots fired” situation nearby in the 5600 block of Amherst. An officer called out that his K-9 had been injured. EMS also responded to that location.

A photojournalist at the scene learned that a 15-year-old shot at a police officer’s K-9. The dog was injured according to information police provided to the photojournalist. Police returned fire.

The 15-year-old was injured but officers at the scene did not say if was the injury was from a gunshot or something else during the incident. The teenage suspect was taken by EMS to a local hospital. Later in the day, police said the teen was treated then moved to the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center.

The following is an email from an LPD spokesperson:

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call shortly after 11:15 a.m. in the 5500 block of Amherst Place. A subject fled the residence on foot. Officers, including a police K9 and handler, responded to the scene to pursue the subject. Shots were fired by the subject, an officer returned fire. The Metro Unit is en route to investigate further.

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