***UPDATE 12-20-12, 1:35 PM***The subject found deceased in the residence at 1618 S. Arthur was identified as Leonard Torres, HM, age 26. An autopsy is scheduled Friday morning in Lubbock.
On 12-19-12, at 11:40 PM, officers were dispatched to 1618 S. Arthur on shots fired. According to the caller, she and her boyfriend came home sometime after 11:30 p.m. and encountered unknown and armed suspects inside their house. Shots were fired and she and her boyfriend fled the residence. The caller told dispatchers her boyfriend was shot. Officers arrived and found the caller and her boyfriend outside in a vehicle. Officers searched the house for the armed intruders and found a subject deceased inside the residence from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper body. The deceased subject matched the caller’s description of one of the unknown armed suspects inside the house when they came home. Officers did not find anybody else in the house. The caller’s boyfriend was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn ordered an autopsy of the deceased subject and it is scheduled for Friday. Officers of the Special Crimes Unit are working to identify the deceased subject so that notification of next of kin can be made. If anyone has any information about this incident, call the Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468.