Lubbock Police released the 911 phone call from the officer-involved shooting over the weekend. The shootout between Officer Timothy Varner and suspected gunman Jeremy Moor happened outside the Salvation Army Saturday.
Police say Moor was holding a man hostage inside his truck and when Varner approached the truck and told Moor to get out, Moor shot at the officer who returned fire. Both men were wounded.
Before the shootout, Salvation Army employee Laura Trevino called police. She said Moor was not acting normal and had a gun.
911 Phone Call:
Dispatcher: "911 What's your emergency?"
Laura: "I need an officer at the Lubbock Salvation Army on the men's side. I have a gentleman that has a gun.
He is in a plaid shirt, blue jeans and a white shirt. Please hurry."
Trevino said the incident gave her a new perspective.
"It made me realize that tomorrow is never promised," she said. "I can come to work and I may not be able to see my children and I love them with all my heart. I wanted to go home so bad just so that I could hug them and kiss them and tell them I love you. y=You never really know what impact you make on other people and the impact they make on your life until its there."
Trevino said her priority was to make sure all the clients staying at the shelter were safe. She said she tried to talk to Moor, but things escalated.
Moor is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of attempted capital murder for shooting a police officer.
He's jailed with a bond of $750,000.
Officer Varner was released from the hospital Monday.