"I've never had any problems over here," said Robert Rast.
The incident was a shock for Rast, who has been making deliveries to the Wash-N-Dry laundromat every week for the past year and a half.
Overnight Wednesday, police responded to reports of suspicious activity near one of Rast's delivery locations.
"Certainly not suspicious I've seen a few people that look weird but not suspicious," said Rast.
Police said the two suspects ran off from 49th Street and Avenue Q.
"At some point the suspect turned on the officer pulled a gun the officer then fired at the suspect and at this time the suspect is deceased," said Sgt. Jonathan Stewart, with the Lubbock Police Department.
Lubbock Police said that man is Julian Begay.
"I'll be more careful of the people I come in contact with and be more watchful of whats going on," said Hiram Spells, a laundromat customer.
But the incident has created concerns for people in this neighborhood.
"Obviously there are some people out there that aren't very nice, it's not like it's nothing new.
Like I said its not a bad area you just have a couple bad apples here and there," said Rast.
Begay was taken to UMC, where he later died. Curtis Fish is the officer who shot Begay. He has been place on administrative leave, which is the typical protocol. Fish is the same officer who, when investigating a break-in last September, was shot at by an elderly man and Fish then returned fire. But Fish was cleared of any wrongdoing.