Lubbock Police Investigating Fatal Weekend Shooting
The scene in the Wendy's parking lot at S. Loop 289 and University Ave. on Saturday evening, April 11th, was one that concerned many in the area. Police tape was strewn about and several law enforcement vehicles could be seen leaving the public to speculate about what may have occurred.
The Lubbock Police Department has issued a press release indicating that the incident involving at least four individuals ended leaving one fatally shot.
The press release from LPD reads as follows:
"Lubbock Police Officers responded to a shots fired call shortly after 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Wendy’s, located at 2505 S. Loop 289.
The initial investigation indicates the victim, 21-year-old Robert A. Rodriguez, was working in the Wendy’s drive through when a dispute began with an individual and 24-year-old Rene Quintanilla Jr., who were both in a vehicle ordering. A relative of Rodriguez arrived at the Wendy’s and after hearing about the altercation, engaged in a further altercation with the individual in the vehicle. As the altercation progressed, Quintanilla pulled out a firearm and discharged it, hitting Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was transported by EMS to University Medical Center and was pronounced deceased."
The Lubbock Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit says that the investigation is ongoing. We will update this story as additional information is provided.