Teen Thugs Steal a Car & Run Over Lubbock Police Officer During Chase

 

LUBBOCK- The Lubbock Police Department has arrested three teenagers after they hit a police officer with a stolen vehicle.

According to police reports, Lubbock Police responded to Clapp Park, a neighborhood in Lubbock around midnight on Sept. 5, for the report of a vehicle doing “donuts” near the city pool.

Multiple police units responded to this call and confirmed the suspect vehicle as stolen. When Lubbock Police Officer Larry Barnhill arrived, the vehicle drove off, hitting Officer Barnhill, who fired his service weapon and hit the vehicle.

Barnhill’s injuries were initially moderate, and his current condition is unknown.

After the vehicle hit the officer, the chase started. The suspect vehicle ran south on Avenue U and crashed into an SUV in the intersection of 50th Street. The SUV driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The stolen vehicle was occupied by three individuals, all teenagers, who ran from the crash but were arrested.

The driver, a 14-year-old male, has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading on foot, and evading arrest in a vehicle. The other two teenagers, a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male, have been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading on foot.

Lubbock Policer Officer Larry Barnhill (Contributed: KCBD)

After the vehicle hit the officer, the chase started. The suspect vehicle ran south on Avenue U and crashed into an SUV in the intersection of 50th Street. The SUV driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The stolen vehicle was occupied by three individuals, all teenagers, who ran from the crash but were arrested.

The driver, a 14-year-old male, has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading on foot, and evading arrest in a vehicle. The other two teenagers, a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male, have been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading on foot.

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