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Police shoot suspect to end standoff in East Lubbock


A suspect accused of shooting at a city garbage truck on Tuesday, was himself shot by police officers to end a standoff in East Lubbock.

Despite trying numerous times to negotiate with the suspect, 50-year-old Rodney Breeden continued to fire multiple times at officers. LPD SWAT officers returned fire striking Breeden at least once.

Breeden is now in custody for aggravated assault on a peace officer. He was taken to University Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

At approximately 9:40 this morning, the Lubbock Police Department received a call of a gunshot fired in the area of 1122 East Quinn Street. The gunshot hit a side window of a City of Lubbock garbage collection truck that was traveling down the alley to empty dumpsters.

The window shattered, and the City of Lubbock employee driver was injured by the glass. He was not struck by the bullet. The employee was taken to UMC to be treated for minor injuries.

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