1 dies in shooting

November 29, 2013 • Local News

The victim of a shooting that occurred around noon on Wednesday in the 2900 block of Emerald Drive died of wounds that same night at a Lubbock hospital.

According to the criminal complaint, the shooting resulted following an [auth] argument. The victim, Victor Contreras, approached another vehicle which was parked on Emerald. A fight started and shots rang out.

The records state people in the area reported seeing Contreras run across the street holding his side and then fall to the ground. Contreras had been shot three times, twice in the thigh and once in the torso. He was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and then flown to Lubbock for further treatment.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joseph Greg Lucero, 37, on charges of second-degree murder. Lucero was last seen in a gray-colored vehicle, in the company of a brown-haired woman.

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