The trial has finally begun for a man charged with shooting a Lubbock police officer in 2013. 38-year-old Jeremy Charles Moor of Slaton was only 32 when he shot Officer Timothy Varner the night of October 12th.

According to police reports, Moor was trying to gain access to the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter at 17th Street and Avenue K, but was denied entry because he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

That’s when employees of the shelter say they became aware that Moor had a concealed handgun and called police. Moor was inside a truck in the parking lot when police arrived.

When Moor was told to exit the vehicle, he did, but then he shot at Officer Varner, hitting him once in the leg and once in the shoulder.

Varner returned fire, wounding Moor, who then fell to the ground and was detained by other officers. Varner and Moor would would both go on to make a full recovery but Moor was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and attempted capital murder.

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