Boyfriend guns down girlfriend Wednesday night, police said


Image of Jason Mercado (2016 arrest) from Lubbock Co. Detention

LUBBOCK, Texas — One person killed after a shooting Wednesday night in South Lubbock.

Lubbock Police were called out to 79th Street and Avenue F just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Based on the initial investigation, a domestic dispute was taking place when 40-year-old Jason Mercado shot his girlfriend, 29-year-old Kayla Quintero, according to LPD.

Officers and EMS found Quintero unresponsive. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mercardo was taken into custody and transported to Lubbock County Detention Center where he was booked on a murder charge.

The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating.

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