The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 15-year-old female, had been shot in the lower extremity by a male acquaintance and that the incident occurred near the Ben Ficklin Reservoir. The victim was eventually flown to a Lubbock area hospital for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition.
The alleged suspect, identified as 18-year-old Esai Lopez, was eventually located and taken into custody without incident. Subsequent to the field-investigation, Lopez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. A second man, 18-year-old Joe Garcia, has been charged with Obstruction or Retaliation.
There is no additional information available for release at this time.