Suspect apprehended after hours-long standoff

Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia reported around 11:45 p.m. Thursday that one suspect, a 22-year-old male, Omar Soto Chavira, was taken into custody around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night by law enforcement.

Garcia said the suspect appeared to be injured and had been transported by ambulance to a Lubbock hospital.

Kelly Rowe, Lubbock County Sheriff, said Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department gained access to the structure. Officers deployed gas, chemical agents, pushing the suspect to an exterior portion of the house and located the suspect.

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