Julian Begay who was killed by an LPD officer early Wednesday has criminal records that cross state lines. According to court records, the 27-year-old ex-con pleaded guilty for a 2008 attempted robbery charge. He served less than a year in an Arizona prison.
According to LPD, Begay and a companion were acting ''suspiciously'' and attempting to burglarize cars in the area of 49th and Avenue Q. When LPD Officer Curtis Fish and Sergeant Ross Hester confronted the men, but Begay bolted. After evading commands to halt and a taser, Begay then pointed a gun at Officer Fish who in turn fired his sidearm.
"At this time Begay is also believed to have been a part of a recent robbery in that same area, as well as being involved in several other violent crimes in Lubbock and other states," LPD Sgt. Jonathan Stewart said.
Officer Fish has been on the force for about 3 years. He's on paid administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing, which is standard procedure.
The other suspect 22-year old Carlos Guevara was arrested on a outstanding traffic warrant. He is now charged with aggravated robbery.