5 things to know: Thursday

5 things to know: Thursday

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Carrillo Capital Murder Trial: Carrillo admits killing victims in interview with detectives

LUBBOCK, Texas - Day two of testimony starts out setting the scene as officers arrive at Jennifer Cruz's house.

A responding officer describes making entry into the home and finding Cruz and Albert Martinez dead in a bedroom. The officer notes Martinez appeared to have been shot in the head and lying in a pool of blood.

Prosecutors also called Jennifer Sustuita, who was in a "loose relationship" with David Carrillo during the time of the murders. Sustuita said Carrillo was having problems with Cruz and testified she saw Carrillo with a black gun the Friday morning before the murder. She also told the jury he said the gun was just for show.

Sustuita, along with a Ruben Romero, were in the house with Carrillo when SWAT showed up to take Carrillo into custody. She said before police arrived Carrillo told her to say he was with her all night and told her not talk about their previous conversations with anyone.

At first Carrillo appeared emotional about finding out Cruz had been killed. 

In the recording he talked about his relationship with Cruz and how he and Martinez had exchanged threatening messages on Facebook.

Upon further questioning, Carrillo admitted to shooting Cruz and Martinez.

In his statement he says he broke in through the window and went to the back bedrooms where he found Cruz and Martinez in bed.

Evidence shows Martinez was shot once; Cruz was shot four times. 

Prosecutors will resume Thursday morning. If Carrillo is convicted, he faces life without parole.


Man arrested after DPS pursuit in south Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas - One person is in custody after a DPS pursuit Wednesday afternoon. 

DPS attempted to pull a vehicle over near US84 and MLK, but the driver didn't stop. 

The driver stopped the car in an alley near 82nd Street and Avenue B then ran. The suspect tried to get away in another car, but LPD and DPS were able to take him into custody. 

Markeese Davonn Shed, 24, of Lubbock, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and will be booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.


SWAT: Not just a job, it’s a lifestyle

LUBBOCK, Texas - Confrontations with criminals who refuse to give up, really puts Lubbock Sheriff's office deputies and Lubbock Police Department officers to the test. A series of incidents here in Lubbock and in the county like the shooting death of a Texas Tech officer, the robbery at Happy State Bank, suspects shooting at police near Lorenzo, standoffs with armed suspects across Lubbock and fears of active shooters in our schools, has forced law enforcement to call in reinforcements. 

Swat teams respond to anything from felony warrant services, barricaded situations, hostage situations, whether it happens to be in a vehicle or at a residence. The sheriff's swat team collaborates with the South Plains Association of Governments, that means it is designated to respond to any critical situation within the region including 15 surrounding counties.

"It's amazing that the egos are put to the side to complete that objective," said Chris Vigil, Lubbock sheriff's office swat commander."Then afterward we go back to doing what we were doing but when we are at work it's a great relationship that we have with them."

LP's swat team will also travel outside its jurisdiction to provide mutual aid.

Detective Paine agrees with commander Vigil and said it's not just a job its a lifestyle. 

"There is no greater challenge than being a part of the swat team as far as policing goes," said Paine. "I wanted to be a part of that and I wanted to challenge myself on an individual basis." 


No. 7 Texas Tech wins 5th straight, 76-58 over Iowa State

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Freshman guard Zhaire Smith scored a career-high 21 points, including a steal that led to his alley-oop slam, and No. 7 Texas Tech beat Iowa State 76-58 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.

After the Cyclones (12-11, 3-8 Big 12) scored seven straight points in a 77-second span to get within one after halftime, Smith made a steal. He passed the ball on the break to Jarrett Culver, who then lobbed an alley-oop pass that resulted in Smith's two-handed slam.

Culver added 16 points for the Red Raiders (20-4, 8-3), whose last loss was 70-52 at Iowa State on Jan. 20. Keenan Evans scored 15.

Texas Tech is the first Big 12 team to reach 20 wins overall and is tied with No. 10 Kansas (19-5, 8-3) atop the conference standings.

Cameron Lard had a career-high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting for already short-handed Iowa State. He played only 20 minutes before fouling out. Lindell Wigginton scored 13.


Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opposition from Democratic liberals and tea-party Republicans in Congress may imperil a budget deal reached by Senate leaders to keep the government operating past midnight Thursday.
  
The bipartisan compromise would provide the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. That additional spending worries some deficit-minded Republicans, and some Democrats are unhappy that immigration isn't part of the measure.
  
To that end, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record eight-hour speech arguing in favor of legislation for young immigrants in the country since childhood who face deportation.
  
The White House backs the Senate deal. Senate leaders hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for approval. But hurdles remain to avert the second shutdown in a month.

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