LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police released the name of the man killed in a shooting at the River Oaks Villa Apartments on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said 26-year-old Leroy Hammond-Williams was in the process of moving out of an apartment there when he punched 26-year-old Selena Carrion in the face – his ex-girlfriend who was also living in the apartment. Carrion called 9-1-1 and followed Williams to get his license plate number.
After she walked back to her apartment, police said Hammond-Williams followed her, kicked in the front door, went up the stairs and grabbed her leg. Carrion then shot Hammond-Williams.
“He was just getting something to put his clothes in so he can run to the car,” said one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous. “But when he ran back, she was already inside. And when he came inside, he just, he ran inside like he was trying to scare her.”
The neighbor said that Hammond-Williams and Carrion had recently moved in. Police said that it was an argument that led to Hammond-Williams being shot and killed.
“The deceased gained entry to the apartment in which the female was inside, some time after that point, the female shot the male who had gained entry,” said Allison Matherly, Lubbock Police Department Public Information Officer.
The neighbors said they could hear the two fighting.
“We were listening to it and we could hear them arguing. And she was like, Get off me Get off me,” said the. “So if she’s with domestic violence, I feel really sorry for her like you know, it didn’t have to come out like this.”
Police said there are currently no threats to the public. Carrion has been cooperating with police. Read the Lubbock Police Department’s press release below for more information.
The following is a press release from the Lubbock Police Department. The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating an afternoon homicide that occurred shortly before 3:45 p.m. at the River Oaks Villa Apartments, located at 1303 65th Drive.
Lubbock Police Officers responded to a call for service regarding a domestic disturbance. 26-year-old Selena Carrion called 911 after her ex-boyfriend 26-year-old Leroy Hammond-Williams assaulted her. Carrion informed dispatchers with LPD she had shot Hammond-Williams.
The initial investigation revealed that Hammond-Williams was moving out of the residence today when he punched Carrion in the face and left. Carrion called 911, followed Hammond-Williams out of the residence to obtain the license plate of his vehicle, and then returned to the residence and walked inside. Shortly afterwards, Hammond-Williams returned to the residence and kicked the front door open. Carrion was going up the stairs when Hammond-Williams grabbed her be the leg. Carrion then turned and shot Hammond-Williams.
This case remains under investigation by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit.
(Press release from the Lubbock Police Department)