LPD: Metro Unit investigating early morning homicide Sunday

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LUBBOCK, Texas– Lubbock Police responded to a shooting just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday outside of the Market Street location at 19th Street and Quaker Avenue.

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Police said the victim, Jason Holloway, 44, was walking into the parking lot after leaving the store, when Robert Joseph Baker, 34, shot him.

Next, Baker then drove to the United Express gas station where he started shooting at the building. From there, Baker drove to Covenant Medical center where he got out of his car and then opened fire on his own vehicle.

At that point the security guard at the hospital – an off duty Lubbock Police Officer – arrested Baker.
Aside from Holloway, there were no other reports of injuries.

The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department:

The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating an early morning homicide that occurred shortly after 6:00 a.m. November 8 at Market Street located at 4425 19th Street.

Officers responded to a call for service for shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers located 44-year-old Jason Holloway. He was transported to UMC and pronounced deceased.

Based on the initial investigation, 34-year-old Robert Baker was waiting in the parking lot and shot Holloway as he exited the store. Baker fled the scene to the United Express gas station and shot at the building. Baker then fled in his vehicle and drove to Covenant Medical Center where he exited his vehicle and shot at it. No shots were fired inside the hospital and no one was injured.

An off-duty LPD officer working security at Covenant Medical Center arrested Baker.

This case remains under investigation.

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