Investigators Identify Possible Suspects, Motive in 4-Year-Old Boy’s Shooting Death, Previously Thought to Be Random

A new search warrant filed in Lubbock, Texas, suggests that the death of a 4-year-old boy nearly two years ago may not have been a random shooting, as previously thought.

Cornelius Carrington was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on December 17, 2021, KCBD reported.

According to the new warrants, “multiple tips” have pointed Lubbock police to a single person of interest — a man who was reportedly upset with two brothers connected with a car crash that left one person dead.

One of the brothers was the little boy’s father.

The warrant says that police interviewed the person of interest, and he admitted following the boy’s father around a store a half an hour before the shooting. But cell phone data put the suspect elsewhere at the time of the shooting. He has not been charged in the shooting at this time.

The warrant also names two other suspects, both of whom were arrested two days after the boy’s death for an unrelated crime. They are currently at the Lubbock County Detention Center and have not been charged with Carrington’s death.

Police said they are actively investigating the shooting, and a cash reward of up to $15,000 is available. Anyone with information should call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

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[Featured image: Cornelius Carrington/handout]