Monday, April 9, 2012
Convenience store owner murdered - suspect sought
On 4-8-12 at approximately 10:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1500 N. Mirror, La Esquina convenience store, on a person who was shot. An ambulance transported the shooting victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooting victim was Adrian Chavez, HM, 47 who owned the convenience store.
Mr. Chavez and another person were in the front part of the store when two black males, wearing what appeared to be dark clothing, entered the store. One black male was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the other witness.
The suspect then shot Mr. Chavez in the upper body. Both suspects were last seen running from the store heading northbound on N. Mirror. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday morning in Lubbock and preliminary results will be available after that. The suspects are still at large. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468.
Lt. Erick Bohannon/bb
Special Crimes Unit
Posted by Steve Douglass at 5:53 AM