Shoplifting suspect flees Lubbock police in stolen vehicle; dies in crash on Loop 289

A 20-year-old man died early Tuesday morning after fleeing from Lubbock Police in a stolen vehicle. The Lubbock Police Department was called about a shoplifter at a Walmart off South Loop 289 and Quaker Street.

A press release from the LPD said at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lubbock Police received a call of a shoplifter at Wal-Mart off the South Loop and Quaker. An employee was able to give police a description of both the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle.

Officers arrived on scene and attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect, identified as Shane Warren, sped off and police began a pursuit traveling eastbound on South Loop 289.

LPD Chief Greg Stevens held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to release Warren’s name and more information about the incident.

During the pursuit, officers were able to call in the vehicle’s information and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen Monday.

According to the release, Warren continued traveling at high speeds on the loop and exited just after East 50th Street. He lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the road and flipped multiple times before the vehicle came to a stop near East 19th Street.

Warren was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.