Muleshoe Police capture homicide suspect - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Muleshoe Police capture homicide suspect

Daniel Cardon (2011 mug shot provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office) Daniel Cardon (2011 mug shot provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
Lucila Perez (Source: Perez family) Lucila Perez (Source: Perez family)
MULESHOE, TX (KCBD) -

Muleshoe Police captured 49-year-old Daniel Cardon Monday evening for the murder of 38-year-old Lucila Perez. 

He was found in a field east of Muleshoe walking around. Cardon is in the Bailey County Jail and is being charged with capital murder. 

Lt. Benny Parker says authorities responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of W. 3rd Street in Muleshoe. They found Perez shot and killed.

Family members say Perez had a restraining order against Cardon and their divorce was supposed to be filed Monday.

Perez's sister-in-law, Lana Perez, tells KCBD she watched as Cardon came face to face with Perez.

"She told Daniel it doesn't have to be this way, it doesn't have to be this way. She had raised her hands and I just got to the doorway when I saw he had raised the gun up. He said this is it and he shot," Lana Perez said.

Lana ran into the closet as her husband went for help. She had no idea if anyone else was hurt, fortunately no one was.

"I called for Lucila and of course there was no answer. I thought everybody in the house was probably dead. I know I heard two shots," she said.

Soon after, police showed up and Lana carried each child out of the house.

"I carried them out in my chest so they didn't see anything. Except for my 11-year-old she was too big to carry. And she saw her aunt on the floor with blood coming out of her head and knowing we couldn't do anything. There was nothing else we could do," she said.

What she can though is keep a promise. Lana was asked to raise Perez's three children, which she says she plans to do.

This is not the first time gun violence has visited the family. In 2010, Perez's father - Valdo Perez, 67 - turned himself in to Muleshoe police after two altercations with Daniel Cardon. According to police, Valdo Perez shot Cardon with a handgun and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

    US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:52:00 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:55:21 GMT
    fasfdafasfda

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal...

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:12:01 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

  • breaking

    Small explosion at Kilauea summit shoots ash plume thousands of feet into air

    Small explosion at Kilauea summit shoots ash plume thousands of feet into air

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:04:11 GMT

    Authorities are again warning residents in the Big Island's Ka'u district to be prepared for ashfall and potentially "hazardous air quality" through the day.

    Authorities are again warning residents in the Big Island's Ka'u district to be prepared for ashfall and potentially "hazardous air quality" through the day.

Powered by Frankly