Police identify victim and suspect in deadly Lubbock shooting


On Thursday, officers from the Bureau of Operations responded to the scene of a dead body call at 706 78th St.

Upon arrival, officers learned that this was a domestic violence case and that April Elizabeth Hanson had shot her husband, Matthew Leigh Hanson, with a handgun.

Matthew Leigh Hanson was transported to UMC by EMS where he later died. April Hanson was arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center and booked on a murder charge.

Investigators from the Lubbock Metro Special Crimes Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
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