Police searching for possible third suspect in Sunday homicide - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police searching for possible third suspect in Sunday homicide

Devante Lamar Jones, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Devante Lamar Jones, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office
Brian Brinson Brian Brinson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There are new details in Sunday's murder where police found 52-year-old Brian Brinson shot to death in his car near 24th Place and Avenue L.

Lubbock Police discovered Brinson just after midnight Sunday. On Monday, authorities arrested Devante Lamar Jones, 18, and Zeven Sanders, 16, and charged them both with Brinson's murder.

The arrest warrant provides new information about the events leading up to Brinson's death. Sanders claims Brinson, a registered sex offender, touched him inappropriately last month. In the statement, Sanders told police he was walking home from school when Brinson stopped and asked about a barbeque place. Sanders says he was tired and got into Brinson's car.

That is when Sanders says Brinson touched his let, told him he was muscular, and started touching his chest. Feeling uncomfortable, Sanders says he got out but that he exchanged numbers with Brinson, and they texted back and forth about meeting up.

The Sunday meeting ended with Brinson being shot to death. Sanders told police he and Devante Jones wanted to rob and beat up Brinson for touching him, but Sanders says a man they call "black" joined in and that he is the one who shot Brinson from the backseat.

However, witnesses say they only saw two men around Brinson's car that was parked in front of Sanders' home. Police are still looking to see if anyone else was involved. When police searched Sanders' home, they seized an orange hooded sweatshirt and a pair of jeans which appeared to have blood stains.

Jones is behind bars with a $500,000 bond, while Sanders is at the Juvenile Justice Center.

Sanders lived with his grandmother. KCBD NewsChannel 11 spoke with her and she says she is still trying to figure out what happened and that she will talk about the incident when she knows more.

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