VIDEO: Lubbock Police Fire on Fleeing Vehicle

Three officers injured & manhunt sparked at suspect flees the scene

By Calibre Press  |   Apr 11, 2017


32-year-old Carlos Martinez is now in custody, facing three charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, after police say he hit three LPD officers with his vehicle.

The incident started at the Del Estrado Apartments in the 3200 block of 62nd Street around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

Officials tell us Martinez was evicted from his apartment Wednesday and was picking up his belongings when he got into an argument with another resident and officers were called to the scene.

Police say Martinez would not comply with the officers’ demands to get out of his vehicle. Officers tazed Martinez, and as they were standing near the SUV, he began driving in reverse. One officer was able to grab a child in the front passenger seat and pull him to safety, but as the vehicle reversed, three officers were injured.

Officers then fired multiple shots at the SUV. Martinez continued backing up, crashed into a police Tahoe and then drove away from the scene.

LPD tells us Martinez put the SUV in drive and started driving toward Officer Donovan Powell, who was lying on the ground, Officer Powell was struck by the vehicle, but they say he was able to jump out of the way before being run over.

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