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Lubbock's murder count reaches 12 for 2000


A man was found dead, shot in the head, in the shipping yard of a North Lubbock business early this morning.

Police have identified the man as 42-year-old K. Y. Anderson, Jr., of Lubbock. Police received a call reporting a man down at Rollins Truck Rental/Leasing's truck yard at about 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, officers found Anderson dead inside the fenced yard of the business with a gunshot wound to the head.

"It's a real shock," said Bruce Waller, branch manager for Rollins Truck/Leasing. "I just feel terrible for his family."

Bill Morgan, spokesman for the Lubbock Police Department, said the Anderson, a transfer driver for Bell Dairy, was working at the time of the murder. Another driver discovered Anderson on the ground beside his trailer, he said.

"He had obvious head trauma," Morgan said.

Representatives for Bell Dairy could not comment on the situation.

Initially, police considered the possibility of industrial accident, but the wound has been confirmed to be the result of a gunshot to the head, Morgan said.

At this point, there are no signs of forced entry in to Anderson's vehicle, which was in the yard next to Anderson's body, Morgan said. Also, he said, there was no evidence money was stolen.

"Officers have now returned to the scene to reassess the scene in daylight," Morgan said. "We have no suspects at this point."

This is the 12th murder reported in Lubbock this year.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, October 18, 2000

Lubbock police have substantially narrowed the time frame during which K.Y. Anderson Jr., was murdered in Northwest Lubbock early Wednesday morning about 10 days after he was married, police Sgt. John Gomez said Friday.

"We've interviewed several of his co-workers and acquaintances and we're trying to establish a time line," Gomez said. "We've had several leads that have developed."

Anderson's body was found shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday at Rollins Truck Rental and Leasing, located at Clovis Road and Quaker Avenue, police reports state.

He was working the night shift at Bell Dairy when he was shot and typically clocked in between 11:30 a.m. and midnight, Gomez said.

Police believe Anderson was unhooking a trailer from the truck he drove when he was shot.

Police are not releasing information about the caliber of weapon used.

Anderson was married on Oct. 7, Gomez said.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, October 21, 2000
CRIME: Murder
TIME OF CRIME: Between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 and 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
SCENE OF CRIME: Clovis Road and Quaker Avenue
DETAILS: Lubbock resident K.Y. Anderson Jr., 42, was shot in the head in Rollins Truck Rental and Leasing parking lot. Anderson, who made deliveries for Bell Dairy, was unhooking a trailer from his truck when he was killed.
REWARD: $1,000

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