Young Man Killed by Lubbock Officers During Domestic Disturbance
The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in South Lubbock early on the morning of November 6, 2023. The incident, which resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man, unfolded in the 9100 block of Akron Avenue following a call reporting a domestic disturbance.
At 2:48 am, Lubbock Police received the call for service, prompting the dispatch of two patrol officers to the scene. The first officer, a one-year veteran, was accompanied by an 11-year veteran of the Lubbock Police Department (LPD). Upon their arrival, the officers encountered 21-year-old Noah Magallan, who allegedly brandished a deadly weapon and directed lethal force towards the responding officers.
In response to the immediate threat, the officers discharged multiple rounds from their duty weapons, striking Magallan. Despite prompt emergency medical services, Magallan was pronounced dead on the scene. The Metro Unit, in collaboration with LPD’s Forensic Investigations Unit and the Office of Professional Standards, swiftly responded to process the scene for evidence.
According to standard LPD policy, the involved officers, who were unharmed in the incident, have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.