14-year-old shot and killed, overnight incident at Ella Apartments in Central Lubbock


(Nexstar Media Group/EverythingLubbock.com Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Police Department said officers responded to a shots fired call late Wednesday night at the Ella Apartments, 1102 58th Street. Police later said Dequavion Traylor, age 14, died as a result of the shooting.

Police said there was an altercation leading to the shooting. Anyone with more information was urged to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

“Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $5,000 reward,” police said.

The following is an updated statement from Lubbock Police.

Metro Unit Investigating Fatal Shooting

(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred at 11:22 p.m. June 9 at the Ella Apartments, located at 1102 58th St., that left one person dead.

Lubbock Police originally received a shots fired call on June 9. Upon arrival, officers located 14-year-old Dequavion Traylor with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The male was transported by EMS to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The initial investigation indicates an altercation occurred at the apartment leading to Traylor being shot.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or information on the suspects is encouraged to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000 or Det. Thomas Bonds at 806-775-1489. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $5,000 reward. Crime Line callers can remain anonymous.

This case remains under investigation by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit.

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