Just before 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, Lubbock police officers responded to several shots fired at a residence in the 1800 block of Bates Street. When officers arrived, they found an intruder had been shot by one of the residents.

One of the victims told police he heard a knock on the door. He asked who was there, but no one answered. The victim stated there was a second knock followed by multiple shots fired and the door being kicked in. The victim crawled into the kitchen where one of the suspects began to attack him with the grip of the gun.

The victim’s brother woke up, walked into the kitchen and witnessed the attacked. He went to his bedroom, told his wife to call 911 and went back to the kitchen.

He fired one round and struck the suspect who was standing over his brother. The brothers held the suspect down until police arrived. The second suspect, a Hispanic male, fled the scene. The suspect who was shot in the back was taken to the hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. The victim who was attacked was also transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Police set up a perimeter but were unable to locate the other suspect. The suspect in the hospital has been identified as 27-year-old Adrian Lee Hernandez. He will be arraigned on a burglary charge as soon as his condition improves.

If you have any information about this case or the other suspect please call Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.

(Press release from Lubbock Police Department)