Weekly update — May 8

Cannon, police looking into fight

Clovis police and investigators from Cannon Air Force Base are looking into a May 1fight that left one man in a Lubbock hospital in serious condition.

Police Chief Steve Sanders said the altercation took place around 3 a.m. at a hookah lounge at 700 North Prince St., which is run by airmen.

“(There was a) dispute (over) a lady and a fight broke out between some of the airmen and some of our local folks,” he said.

Two airmen were treated and released from a Lubbock hospital and another remains hospitalized there with serious but non-life threatening injuries, he said.

Sanders declined to specify details about the injuries but said no weapons were involved in causing the injuries.

Sanders said investigators are working to determine if the fight involved “mutual combat” or if it was a battery.

According to a police report, witnesses said an intoxicated 20-year-old airman was in the lounge and was being belligerent because he wanted to dance with a female.

Witnesses told police a group of males confronted the man and two of his friends, asking which female he was talking to, then one of the group punched the 20-year-old in the face and knocked him out.

A female said she got the man up and walked him outside to her car and was going to take him home but the group followed them out and someone hit him again in the back of the head. She said he fell to the ground, then the group started punching and kicking him and his two friends.

She identified one of the males as a juvenile she knew. Other witnesses identified other members of the group.

When officers arrived, they noted the 20-year-old was conscious and being treated by ambulance personnel and his two friends were lying on the ground being tended to bystanders.

— Sharna Johnson