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Suspect in custody after police chase ends in crash

Ladarian Wheeler, 20
Ladarian Wheeler, 20(Lubboc County Detention Center)
Published: May. 3, 2022 at 1:11 PM CDT|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 7:45 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - One person was arrested after a pursuit ended in a crash in Central Lubbock Tuesday afternoon.

The Lubbock Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating after officers were called to a business in the 7400 block of University Avenue at 11:08 a.m. for reports of a robbery. Shortly after, a hit-and-run collision was reported in the same area.

According to Police, officers determined the robbery suspect was also the suspect involved in the hit-and-run.

At 12:14 p.m., officers on scene in the 7400 block of University Avenue were told by employees of that location that a second business location in the 2100 block of 50th Street was also robbed.

At 12:35 p.m. officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle with the suspect inside at 19th Street and Avenue Q. The suspect led officers on a short pursuit before wrecking into a fence, a carport and a tree in the 900 block of 46th Street.

A person was arrested after a police chase. The chase started near 19th and Ave Q and ended in...
A person was arrested after a police chase. The chase started near 19th and Ave Q and ended in a crash near 46th and Ave. J(KCBD NewsChannel 11)

Police identified 20 year-old Ladarian Wheeler, who was taken into custody without incident. As of Tuesday afternoon, Wheeler is still in the Lubbock County Detention Center, a bond has not yet been set.

No injuries were reported from the robberies or the crash. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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