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Lubbock Police have determined that a man who initially claimed he was stabbed in the face was actually shot.

KAMC News reports that officers responded to the 5000 block of 40th Street at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15th. A neighbor had called police after the suspect, Isaiah Manuel Ramos, had been banging on her front door.

When the woman answered the door, Ramos was bleeding and saying that he had been "stabbed in the mouth several times."

On arrival, officers found Ramos laying on the ground in front of the neighbor's apartment. He was barely conscious and was only able to say "help me" to officers before he passed out. He was quickly transported to University Medical Center by EMS.

Investigators later located paper towels covered in blood near a couch in Ramos' residence. They determined that he had in fact been shot in the face and not stabbed.

A suspect has not yet been named.

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