A Lubbock Police officer and a suspected gunman are both injured after an exchange of gunfire in downtown Lubbock Saturday evening.
Sgt. Jason Lewis said police received a call of a man with a gun near 17th Street and Avenue K around 7:45 p.m. Lewis said the man had come to the Salvation Army to stay for the night, but after causing a disturbance he was asked to leave. The suspect then started making threats of having a handgun, but never displayed it.
Justin Eatherly with the Salvation Army said it is company policy that when they ask someone to leave, they call a police officer to escort the person off the premises.
An officer came to the premises and approached the suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire. Both the officer and suspect were hit multiple times. Both men have non-life-threatening injuries. We're told the suspect has used the services of the Salvation Army before.
Lubbock Police Detectives arrived at University Medical Center Sunday afternoon, serving three warrants to the suspect, Jeremy Moor, 32, who still remains at the hospital in stable condition. Moor is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of attempted capital murder as a result of shooing the officer, Timothy Varner.
Varner is a one-year veteran of the Lubbock Police Department. Varner remains in the hospital with noncritical injuries.
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