LPD Transfers Case Files to Texas Attorney General’s Office
(LUBBOCK, TX) –The Lubbock Police Department has transferred the case files for 21-43709 to the Texas Attorney General’s Office to begin their review, following an early November shooting that left one person dead.
Lubbock Police Officers were called to the 2100 block of 90th Street on Friday, November 5th at 4:20 p.m. for reports of shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers found 54-year-old Chad Read deceased on the scene.
Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears there was a verbal altercation between Read and another male related to a domestic incident that turned physical. Shortly after, shots were fired.
An investigation was initiated by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit by 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 5th.
METRO investigators conducted witness interviews and gathered evidence from November 5th through November 10th.
The Lubbock Police Department was notified on November 10th that the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office officially recused itself and the case was assigned to a prosecutor from the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
METRO investigators reviewed all associated information and requested follow-up interviews between November 11th and November 15th.
The METRO Unit transferred the case files over to the Attorney General’s office on Tuesday, November 16th to allow the office to begin their review process of the case following the recusal of the Lubbock County District Attorney’s office.
Prior to that, the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office filed to recuse themselves from the case on November 10, on the grounds that an elected official may be called to testify.
As of today, the identity of the elected official who triggered the recusal of the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office has still not yet been confirmed, and no charges have been filed in this case.
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