Lubbock Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Assault
A man who was accused of pointing a gun at Lubbock Police during a drug raid was found guilty of aggravated assault on Thursday, January 30th.
Police went to the home of 29-year-old Peyton Cleveland Wilson in the 2200 block of 2nd place back in 2016 with a search warrant for fentanyl. Police say that SWAT officers came into contact with Wilson who was armed with a handgun.
One officer fired two rounds, both struck Wilson.
KAMC News reports that this was a no knock search warrant, and that officers broke the bedroom window at the same time as they breached the front door to create a distraction.
Wilson’s attorney argues that his window had been broken into before, by burglars, so he naturally grabbed a firearm to protect himself.
The officer who shot Wilson testified that as he saw a gun pointed at his face, he thought his life was in danger, so he fired 2 rounds.
Sentencing is scheduled for February 19th.