Man accused of killing elderly grandfather

March 3, 2008 4:34:59 AM PST
A Lubbock man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 95-year-old grandfather over the weekend. Lubbock police say Robert Flippin was shot in his home early Saturday. Flippin's grandson, 37-year-old John Lockard, was arrested after a short standoff with the Lubbock SWAT team. He's accused of shooting Flippin in the head and neck with a shotgun.

Neighbor Perleane McDaniel said that Lockard, who lived with his mother and Flippin, was polite and always said hello. But she says she saw Lockard the day before the shooting and was so concerned by his troubled demeanor she almost called the police.

Police have not yet determined a motive.

McDaniel said Lockard worked steadily and was more visible in the neighborhood than his grandfather, who had health problems.

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