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Victim dies from injuries in Sunday shooting

By Kati Moody
News Editor

Police have confirmed that Matthew Ryan Sanchez, 27, the victim of a shooting Sunday has passed away from his injuries.

Sanchez was transported to a Lubbock hospital after police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Hickory around 7:27 p.m. Sunday in reference to shots fired. Sanchez later died as a result of his injuries.

Police arrested two suspects in connection to the shooting Sunday night. Matthew Paul Cruz, 20, and Canyon Brent Faull, 19, both of Levelland, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Their bonds were set at $255,000 each Monday morning.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Levelland Police Department said the two will now face charges of first-degree murder. Another arraignment hearing will be held to determine bonds for the suspects.

Police also confirmed that Sanchez, Faull and Cruz were all roommates at the home where the initial call was reported.

A 12-gauge shotgun was recovered at the scene, Sunday.

Police said next of kin has been notified.

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