Lubbock police have obtained a warrant for 25-year-old Gilbert Cardona III for the murder that happened at Hotel Ava back on January 3rd.

It happened just before 7:45 a.m. that day. Officers responded to the Hotel Ava for a shots fired called and located 37-year-old Joshua Gomez with a gunshot wound. Gomez was taken to University Medical Center by EMS and later pronounced dead.

Investigators say that Cardona was the one who shot Gomez.

Cardona was already booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

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