LUBBOCK, Texas — One person was taken to University Medical Center after an officer-involved shooting Sunday night, the Lubbock Police Department confirmed to EverythingLubbock.com.
The incident happened on the 5400 block of 50th Street.
According to LPD, when the officer arriving on scene knocked on an apartment door, an individual came to the door armed. It’s still unclear what exactly happened next, but an officer opened fire.
Officers originally responded to a call of criminal mischief at 6:12 p.m. Officers arrived on scene at 6:17 p.m., and a shots fired call was sent out eight minutes after that.
The Lubbock Police Department provided an update Sunday night:
Officer-Involved Shooting at Aspen Village Apartments
(LUBBOCK, TX) – Lubbock Police Officers responded to a criminal mischief call at Aspen Village Apartments, located at 5416 50th Street.
Officers arrived on scene at 6:17 p.m. and approached the apartment referenced in the call. The subject answered the door with a weapon and the responding officer discharged their firearm, striking the armed individual.
EMS responded and transported the individual to UMC where they were later pronounced deceased.
This case remains under investigation.