The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the identity of the victim of an officer involved shooting in Levelland Saturday morning.
You will recall, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was executing a search warrant at 806 Avenue C. The lone occupant of the residence reportedly pointed a weapon at a Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team member when they were attempting to enter the residence, the officer fired his weapon hitting the suspect. The suspect was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, he remains in critical condition at last report.
Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers were called in to investigate the officer involved shooting. We were told by Sergeant Johnny Buris with DPS that the original search warrant was part of a narcotics investigation and that investigation is ongoing. The victim was identified by DPS as Samuel Garcia Garzez, 61 of Levelland.