LUBBOCK, Texas — One person was arrested after robbing a convenience store and leading police officers in a chase Sunday morning in South Lubbock.
The Lubbock Police Department told EverythingLubbock.com the incident began around 9:40 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of 82nd Street and University Avenue.
Officers were called to the scene after receiving a report of a robbery.
Police were able to quickly located the suspect’s vehicle, and a chase began on various streets in the Waters neighborhood.
A social media post from LPD later said officers conducted a forcible stop in the 3000 block of 74th Street.
The suspect once again fled and then crashed into several vehicles parked at the Stone Lake Apartments.
He fled on foot but was quickly apprehended at the apartment complex.
Late Sunday afternoon, police identified the suspect as Deandre Jackson.
Jackson was charged with aggravated robbery, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm, failure to leave information, LPD said.
Below is a press release issued on Monday by the Lubbock Police Department:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2021
Major Crash Unit Investigating Crash Following Pursuit
The Lubbock Police Department Major Crash Unit is investigating a crash that occurred at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 following the pursuit of an aggravated robbery suspect.
27-year-old Deandre Jackson committed a robbery at the [7-Eleven] located at 8126 University Ave. An officer saw Jackson run from the store and get into the vehicle. Jackson evaded the officer and the officer pursued him. The officer attempted a low-speed forcible stop, but Jackson continued to evade and eventually crashed into four parked cars in the parking lot of the StoneLake Apartments, located at 7414 Elgin Ave.
Jackson then fled the vehicle on foot; however, officers took him into custody shortly. Jackson was arrested for aggravated robbery, evading in a vehicle, evading on foot, unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon, and failure to leave information.
The investigation into this crash is ongoing.
This article will be updated as additional information is released by police.