Muleshoe officer wounded
February 11, 2012
Courtesy photo: Muleshoe police department Sgt. Steve Bartley was released Saturday from University Medical Center in Lubbock, after being shot twice while responding to a 911 call on Friday.
A Muleshoe police officer was shot and wounded late Friday night.
Sgt. Steve Bartley, 35, was released Saturday from University Medical Center in Lubbock, after being shot twice while responding to a 911 call around 11:30 p.m. Bartley was responding to a domestic violence incident at 416 E. Fifth St., according to a release from Chief Brian Frieda.
According to the release:
• When Bartley came to the house, he was shot once in the chest and once in the hip by Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44. Body armor stopped the shot to the chest.
• Quezada was struck several times when Bartley returned fire.
• Both Bartley and Quezada were removed from the scene by ambulance and airlifted to UMC (Bartley) and Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
• Quezada remains at Covenant in critical but stable condition.
• Bartley is a 13-year law enforcement veteran and a third-generation officer, and has been with the Muleshoe department for 20 months.
Residents at the home declined interview requests, and residents at adjacent homes said they did not know any of the details.
Frieda was not aware of the department’s last officer-involved shooting, if one existed.