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FIRST ON CBS7: Three-year-old shot by Midland Police during search, according to father

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Published: Jan. 23, 2020 at 11:17 AM CST
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The Department of Public Safety is investigating after a 3-year-old was shot in an officer-involved shooting.

The girl’s family reached out to CBS7 and told us this all started when officers came into their house without announcing themselves.

Texas Rangers said they’re not releasing any details for now on how a 3-year-old ended up in a Lubbock hospital with a bullet wound in her back.

“She’s in a lot of pain,” the girl’s father, Luis Gomez said. “She just won’t stop crying, she’s shaking. She just keeps screaming every five minutes. Doctors said it’s going to be some kind of trauma. Like she’s going to be traumatized over it.”

But the child’s father said his 16-year-old son was home alone with the girl when something crashed into their window.

“And he heard the front door kicked in, so he thought someone was robbing us or something,” Gomez said. “So, he runs over there. I guess he had an object in his hand, I don’t know what he had or what. And when he ran that way, they just opened fire on him.”

Gomez said his son was struck in the arm when he took cover.

He said the teenager kept yelling that his sister was in the other room and when the gunfire stopped, she walked out with blood on her.

“They told my son this is your fault,” Gomez said. “It’s your fault she got shot. This is all your fault.”

Gomez said police have raided his house before and found drugs.

However, he said while the officers had a search warrant, they didn’t announce themselves when they came in.

According to Gomez, his son is now in a juvenile detention.

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