One man remains in jail after firing multiple shots that prompted a SWAT callout in Northwest Lubbock on Jan. 8.
Hector Royce Quintela, 28, was arrested on Tuesday morning after he exited his home in the 5400 block of Kemper Street, said LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.
The Lubbock Police SWAT team was called out after receiving reports of a man firing shots before 9 p.m., as previously reported by A-J Media.
At approximately 8:52 p.m., a neighbor in the 5400 block of Kemper Street, called 911 and reported shots were being fired approximately four residences from their residence, according to an arrest warrant.
A witness in the neighborhood told an officer on the scene that Quintela was allegedly arguing with his girlfriend earlier in the day, according a police report. Two neighbors advised Quintela was allegedly angry with her family after they helped the girlfriend leave the residence following an argument the two had, the arrest warrant states.
According to a police report Quintela’s girlfriend had her baby with her, and she wanted the neighbors to go with her so she could get in her vehicle and leave. Quintela’s girlfriend attempted to leave, but the vehicle wouldn’t start, according to the report.
According to the report, the neighbors said Quintela then came outside and told themto leave or he would go inside and get his gun.
Quintela fixed the vehicle, and his girlfriend was able to leave the residence.
The neighbors said that after she left, Quintela fired the first two shots in the alley and approximately three to four more shots were fired in alley toward their residence, according to the arrest warrant.
The warrant states after the neighbors told Quintela to return to his residence, he replied, “This is going to end tonight!”
Quintela went back and forth his garage in the back to the alley firing shots, the warrant states. Then one of the neighbors again told Quintela, “Go home and nothing is going to happen.” The warrant states Quintela then walked toward the neighbors’ residence, saying “We are going to finish this right now.”
A neighbor told police that Quintela had a pistol in his waistband of his shorts as he arrived at the fence between their homes, according to the warrant.The neighbor again told Quintela to go back to his residence, and Quintela again said, “We are going to finish this right now.”
The neighbors then went back inside his residence, saying they feared for their lives.
Once officers arrived on scene, Quintela barricaded himself inside his home, prompting a SWAT callout, according to police.
Quintela was arrested without incident when he finally exited his home after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, said Pelt.
He was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm in a municipality. He is also charged with an outstanding Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office warrant, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Quintela was also booked on a charge of evading arrest as of Wednesday afternoon.