Ricky Pena III Turns Himself In to Police - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/11/08

Ricky Pena III Turns Himself In to Police

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff
Joshua Sarate Joshua Sarate

The teen wanted for questioning in a shooting Monday night, turned himself in almost 24 hours after the fatal incident.

Lubbock Police tell NewsChannel 11 that Ricky Pena III turned himself into police at 9:50pm Tuesday.

Police found 40-year-old Joshua Sarate just before midnight Monday lying in the road in the 500 Block of East 36th Street with a gunshot wound. EMS rushed Sarate to University Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Investigators say the incident started when Sarate and another suspect got into an argument in the roadway. They say the suspect then shot Sarate, and drove away. After talking to witnesses, police named Pena a person of interest Tuesday morning.

Late Tuesday evening Ricky Pena III called NewsChannel 11 with his side of the story.

The teen tells NewsChannel 11 that he admits to shooting Sarate following an argument over money. Pena says he and his pregnant girlfriend were in the car when they saw Sarate outside a house (Monday) night.

Pena says he confronted him about the $100 that Sarate owed him. That's when Pena says Sarate starting throwing punches through the passenger side window where the girl was sitting.

Pena says he feared for his safety, his girlfriend's safety and the safety of their unborn child, and that's when Pena says he shot Sarate in self defense. Pena also told NewsChannel 11 that he would turn himself in to the Lubbock Police Tuesday night.

NewsChannel 11 also spoke with Ricky Pena's sister moments after finishing a phone call with Pena. "My brother says it looked like he had a knife. He said he is not too sure, he was drunk. It was all an accident. My brother didn't mean to, you know, hurt him the way he did," Michelle Pena said.

Ricky Pena turned himself in to Lubbock police just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

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NewsChannel 11 Learns More About Victim of East Lubbock Shooting
NewsChannel 11 is learning more about 40-year-old Joshua Sarate and the moments leading up to his shooting death Monday. NewsChannel 11's Julia Bruck spoke with Sarate's mother and has more.

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