Two of four Seminole shooting victims dies from injuries

Jacob Groening, 31. (Mugshot courtesy of the Seminole Police Department)
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A second victim has died but the victim's identity has not yet been released.

Official charges currently filed on Jacob Groening are Capital Murder, Attempted Capital Murder & Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.


According to a release, a warrant has now been obtained and served for Attempted Capital Murder in the case.

The Seminole Police Department reports that the investigation is still ongoing and that other charges are pending.


One of the four weekend shooting victims has died, according to Seminole Police.

In a news release, police state 51-year-old Ernest Shelton died Sunday evening from his injuries sustained Saturday night. Police say he was shot by 31-year-old Jacob R. Groening in the parking lot of Perika's, a local restaurant.

The other man shot in the Perika's parking lot, 46-year-old Miguel Diaz, is still listed in critical but stable condition.

Police are working to file a murder charge and attempted murder charge against Groening.


Seminole police have arrested 31-year-old Jacob R. Groening involved in multiple shootings.

In a statement released Sunday they specify that a call came in about a shooting at Perika’s located on 116 South Main at about 11:41a.m.

When officers arrived on scene they found two victims in the parking lot that had been shot.

Multiple witnesses on scene identified the shooter as 31-year-old Jacob R. Groening.

Later police responded to a shooting in the area of 379 North Highway and 385. Upon further investigation police discovered the two incidents were connected.

The two victims located at Perika’s were taken to Lubbock UMC, and were listed in critical condition. The two victims from the county address shooting were also taken to Lubbock UMC, one listed in critical condition, the other in stable.

Groening was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Sunday at 7:39a.m.