LUBBOCK, Texas — The Lubbock Police department revealed new details, including the identity of a man found with a deadly gunshot wound after crashing his car into a home in the 3900 block of Salem Avenue early Thursday morning.
According to a press release from LPD, Robert Baigen, 42, was pronounced deceased after he was taken to University Medical Center.
LPD said it appeared Baigen was shot after he was “involved in an altercation” in the 4700 block of 35th Street. He drove away and crashed into a home on Salem Avenue, according to police.
Police said the case remained under investigation. According to LPD, there was “no apparent threat to the public.”
See below for more details.
The following is a press release from the Lubbock Police Department:
(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit continues to investigate after a man with a gunshot wound was discovered after crashing his vehicle into a home.
Officers were originally called to the 3900 block of Salem Avenue at 3:08 a.m. for what was believed to be a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they discovered 42-year-old Robert Baigen with a gunshot wound, seated in the driver’s seat of a passenger car. Baigen was transported to University Medical Center via ambulance where he was later pronounced deceased.
Through the initial course of the investigation it appears that Baigen was involved in an altercation at a home in the 4700 block of 35th street. Baigen was shot at this location and fled the area in his vehicle before colliding with a home in the 3900 block of Salem.
This case remains under investigation and is considered an isolated incident. There is no apparent threat to the public.
End of release