Lubbock Police Investigating In-Custody Death Following Robbery and Pursuit

Multiple units of the Lubbock Police Department are investigating an in-custody death following a robbery and pursuit that ended in Southeast Lubbock.

Officers were called to McCullough Park in the 9000 block of Flint Avenue at 12:46 p.m. on April
27th in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, officers located a victim who stated that he had
been robbed by a male with a shotgun, and that the male drove off in a black pickup truck.

Shortly after, officers were able to locate 49-year-old Kenneth Forehand inside the vehicle.
After locating Forehand, officers attempted a traffic stop at the park, however, Forehand fled
from officers in his vehicle, prompting officers to initiate a pursuit.

Through the initial course of the investigation, officers pursued Forehand for approximately five
minutes. During the pursuit, it appears Forehand received a self-inflicted gunshot wound,
causing the vehicle to veer off the roadway before rolling several times through multiple lanes
of traffic before coming to a stop near the Valero Store in the 1100 block of Southeast Loop

Investigators also located items in the vehicle that the suspect stole from the victim during the

Due to the nature of the case, including what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the
case is being investigated by METRO, MCIU and LPD’s Office of Professional Standards.

Investigators are awaiting the final autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of

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