Young man arrested, related to shooting that seriously injured teenage boy


Image of Gregory Rene Sanchez from Lubbock Co. Detention Center

CORRECTION: Sanchez and the victim are not related to each other as family members.

LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police arrested Gregory Rene Sanchez, 18, of Lubbock on Monday night for abandonment or endangering of a child/criminal neglect. Prior to 7:00 p.m. Monday, police officers responded to the 1700 block of 22nd Street for shots fired.

UPDATED Story Link: Boy dies Tuesday after accidental shooting in Central Lubbock

LPD said on Twitter, “One victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Victim was taken to UMC with a life-threatening injury.”

The victim was a juvenile. The Metro Unit was called to investigate.

Initially, Monday evening, the police front desk described the shooting as accidental. A police report does not contradict the initial statement.

The report said based on a statement from Sanchez, he would be charged with abandonment or endangering a child. The specific thing that Sanchez said to police was not listed in the police report.

The victim’s injuries were serious as of Monday night. Tuesday afternoon, LPD provided an update and said the boy died.

Related Story: One person suffers serious injuries in accidental shooting Monday night

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