Suspects from 2 Lufkin shootings identified

Crime & Public Safety

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – One man is in custody after breaking into a Lufkin home and having an armed standoff with local police late Tuesday night.

A brief statement released by the department said that officers were called to a home in the 800 block of Groesbeck Street around 10:30 p.m.

A woman called 911 saying that “an armed man forced his way into her home and was in her attic with a long gun.”

Officers took the woman from her home and a SWAT team was called. They began “loudly hailing” him until he gave himself up around 1:30 a.m.

Witnesses told officers the suspect knew a man at the home and the suspect claimed the man owed him money.

He was identified as 50-year-old Christopher Dolman, a Lufkin native. He has been charged with aggravated robbery and also had four warrants out for his arrest.

In an unrelated shooting that also occurred Tuesday night, Lufkin officers were called to the Quality Inn and Suites hotel at 9:45 p.m. after shots were fired in the parking lot.

A man was shot in the leg after a verbal argument over hotel parking. The shooter was taken into custody while the victim was flown to an out-of-town hospital for a broken leg.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Joel Vega, of Houston. The alleged shooter was 22-year-old Sadarius Martins, a Longview Native. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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