LUBBOCK, Texas — Jeffery Enriquez Jr., 34 was served his arrest warrant Friday morning on a charge of Aggravated Assault of a Public Servant, LPD said in a press release.
His warrant was served as part of an investigation by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit following the shooting and pursuit that spanned several counties and involved multiple law enforcement agencies, LPD said
At 2:16 p.m., police were called to a theft at a hardware store in the 2600 block of 50th Street, LPD said. The theft victim’s phone tracking service directed officers to a gas station at the 100 block of East Main Street, in New Deal.
When Enriquez Jr. encountered LPD, he resisted arrest, got back into his car and reversed into a police unit, throwing an officer out, a press release detailed. He next tried to hit another officer who then fired at him.
That’s when the chase began.
LPD said the “lengthy pursuit” ended in Enriquez Jr. crashing in a field near FM 784 and FM 789 north of Petersburg, then being taken into custody. He was sent to University Medical Center via AeroCare with serious injuries, LPD said.
The vehicle Enriquez Jr. was driving was later determined stolen out of Amarillo, LPD said.
The law enforcement agencies involved are LPD, New Deal Police Department, Petersburg Police
Department, Abernathy Police Department, Hale County Sheriff’s Office, Hale Center Police
Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Plainview Police Department, LPD said.
The officer who fired the shots is currently on administrative leave per department policy, LPD said. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be coming. LPD said Enriquez Jr. is currently in the custody of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.