Lubbock Man Sentenced to Prison for 2018 Murder
A Lubbock man has received his prison sentence for a 2018 murder.
Back in March of 2018 the Lubbock Police Department received a call of a shooting in the 1300 block of 65th Drive. While at the scene of reported criminal mischief, some police officers were approached by the family of 30-year-old Matthew Pickett, who requested police to check on him. When officers arrived at Pickett's apartment, they discovered him inside with a gunshot wound to the chest and were able to review surveillance footage.
The footage showed a man, identified as 41-year old Arthur Moore Jr., entering the apartment. He was named a person of interest, but not a suspect in the shooting. Twenty-three-year-old Trayvion Deshawn Caro was later captured on video entering Pickett's apartment after Moore left. An explosion out of the front window was also captured on surveillance camera. Caro left the apartment after shots were fired.
KAMC news reported that police did interview a potential witness who stated that Moore had sold a gun to a man name Brazy, which was suspected to be an alias used by Caro. The witness was shown a picture of Caro along with surveillance footage and was able to identify Caro has Brazy.
Caro has remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center since March 14th, 2018. Caro accepted a plea bargain and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He will receive credit to his sentence for time he's already served in the Lubbock County Detention Center.