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On Thursday, July 18, officers with the Lubbock Police Department Major Crash Investigation Unit will temporarily shut down several streets to continue investigations into recent major crashes. Each location should not be closed down for more than two hours.
Multiple law enforcement agencies and units are currently investigating two overnight shootings that resulted in several injuries and one death. Police officials say it appears both shootings are connected.
According to the Lubbock Police Department reports on the chase Thursday night, 19-year-old Alijah Xavier Viramontes was taken into custody after he was found hiding in the business office of Pete’s Drive-In. He was crouched in a corner with a t-shirt over his head.
It has been seven years to the day since the death of Lubbock pathologist Joseph Sonnier. Dr. Sonnier was found dead in his Lubbock home on July 11, 2012. He was murdered on the night of July 10, 2012.
Some residents at Cooper’s Park in Wolfforth, a mobile home park behind Dixie Dog, were evacuated Friday afternoon due to a situation involving the Wolfforth Police Department and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT.
Copeland, who was charged with kidnapping, beating and stabbing a man in 2018 was arrested on June 5 in connection with murder and attempted murder after the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Cassie Oden late Sunday night. Preston Beadman, 24, was also injured in the shooting.
The Metro Special Crimes Unit in Lubbock was searching for 38-year-old Michael Anthony Jimenez, who is now charged in the death of 51-year-old Cristino Gil Ortiz. Ortiz, an Army Veteran, was found deceased in his Lakeview Apartment on February 1, 2019.
A case involving the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office has been thrown out of court. District Judge Ruben G. Reyes today announced the plaintiffs in the case had “failed to establish a prime facie case by clear and specific evidence for each essential element of Plaintiff’s claims.”