Man arrested, accused of dragging body to cellar after fatal shooting

Man arrested, accused of dragging body to cellar after fatal shooting
31-year-old Calvin Brown Jr. (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department have arrested a man they believe moved the body into an underground cellar after a fatal shooting Friday evening.

Around 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, police were called to a civil disturbance in the 1500 block of 25th Street. The caller told police someone had been shot.

Lubbock Police responded to a call of shots fired Friday night where they say one person has died.
Lubbock Police responded to a call of shots fired Friday night where they say one person has died. (Source: KCBD)

When police arrived, they found the victim in the underground cellar of the home.

During the investigation, police believe the homeowner moved the victim’s body from inside the house to the underground cellar to hide the body.

The homeowner, 31-year-old Calvin Joe Brown Jr., was taken into custody after an arrest warrant was issued. According to the warrant, Brown told police he shot the victim in self-defense, following a fight.

Brown admitted to using chemical agents to clean up blood, as well as moving the victim.

He faces charges of tampering with a corpse, which is a second degree felony. He is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The victim of the shooting has been identified as 67-year-old Ronald Sepeda of Lubbock.

The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this case. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Fielding at 806-549-8043.

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