Lufkin Police Investigating Sunday Night Homicide
Lufkin Police have updated the details of a shooting that took place late Sunday night on Paul Avenue, which led to the death of a Lufkin man.
Kevin Lopez, 27, of Lufkin, (pictured above) is considered a suspect in the death of 32-year-old Angel Sanchez. The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Paul Avenue near the intersection of Arena Street.
The disturbance that led to the shooting is believed to have begun inside Sanchez’s vehicle, but we are continuing our investigation into those details. After Sanchez was shot, Lopez and another man not yet identified fled the scene on foot.
Sanchez collapsed in the street and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
“We do not know who the additional party was, but we would like to speak with him,” Lufkin Police spokeswoman Jessica Pebsworth said. “We ask that he do the right thing and come forward.”
Lopez has a parole warrant and charges are pending against him. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’5, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Immediately following the shooting, officers searched a six-block area but did not locate Lopez or the other man.
Anyone with information on Lopez’s location is asked to call the Department at 936-639-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.
Lopez has ties to the Beaumont area and we believe that he may have fled there.