Police Arrest Suspect for Shootout Near Lubbock Elementary School
The man who reportedly opened fire on a family in Lubbock, sparking a shootout, is under arrest.
The Lubbock Police Department arrested 45-year-old Gilberto Cardona Jr. for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon for an incident which took place Wednesday, October 19 at a home on Grinnell Street near Wolffarth Elementary School.
Cardona Jr. allegedly physically attacked a Lubbock man at his home, exchanging blows before leaving, then returning with a firearm. Cardona Jr. opened fire on the three people in the home - a father, mother and their son - from his vehicle. The son retrieved an AR-15 from inside the home and returned fire.
No one was injured in the shootout, but three bullet holes were discovered at Wolffarth Elementary School's playground. Police say children were present on the playground during the incident and narrowly avoided being shot.
Cardona Jr. was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.