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Police identify suspects arrested in connection to Sunday shooting

The Levelland Police Department identified the suspects who were arrested in connection to a shooting that sent one man to the hospital Sunday evening.

According to police, Detrick Miller, 42; Darryl Miller, 44; and Jacariay Ford, 20, were all arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, organized crime and endangering a child in reference to the Sunday shooting.

A press release from the department Monday said officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Avenue C Sunday around 5:40 p.m. in reference to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located Roland Paredez, 45, with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Paredez was transported to Covenant Hospital in Levelland by Covenant Levelland EMS and later transported to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock where he underwent surgery. As of Monday, there was not an update as to his condition.

According to police, Paredez said he had gotten into a confrontation with three men who had followed him to his house. During that time, one of the men displayed a handgun and Paredez ran inside the residence. Shortly after entering the residence, gunshots were heard and Paredez noticed he had been shot.

Video footage was located that identified the suspect vehicle and suspects. The video also showed an infant child with the suspects at the time of the confrontation. Shortly after, the suspect vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of N. MLK and W. Monroe Street in Levelland. The three suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Hockley County Law Enforcement Center and were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, organized crime and endangering a child.

Albert Garcia, Levelland Police Chief, said the suspects could face additional charges as a result of the reckless conduct of shooting into a home. As of Monday morning, the bonds for the suspects had not been set.

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