Man accused of shooting himself while in tanning shop

Aug 2, 2021 News

Lubbock police say a man was shot in the buttocks Wednesday afternoon when he was allegedly found with a loaded handgun in his car.

Police say 21-year-old Joshua P. Johnson was arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Lubbock Police Department spokesman Capt. Ryan McQuade said Johnson was found with his gun in the car in the 1300 block of Parnell Avenue.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment.LPD said he is being held in the Harris County Jail.

The sheriff’s office did not release his name.

Johnson is the son of a retired Lubbocks police officer and a member of the Lubbons Police Department’s Tactical Operations Division.

Police said the incident began when they received a call about a possible domestic disturbance around 1:30 p.m.

The caller said Johnson’s car had been stolen and a woman in the vehicle had been stabbed, according to the LPD.

The caller said that Johnson was driving and was attempting to flee the scene, police said.

When officers arrived at the location, they found Johnson and a 17-year, white male inside the vehicle.

Johnson was taken into custody and transported to Lubbocking Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Lebanon police said they received multiple 911 calls about a male who was believed to have been shot.

One caller said the suspect’s gun was “loaded” and was “throwing it around,” Lebanon police said in a statement.

The suspect was taken in for questioning, police added.

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