Family demands justice after loved one killed in Friday night shooting

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Paul Saiz, 28, was remembered by his family as being many things: A father, a son and a friend among them.

Saiz was killed Friday night in a shooting just after 8:45 p.m. on North University Avenue.

“[He was] loud, he was a stand up guy, a cool man. He was a sweetheart, a social butterfly,” said Saiz’s cousin, Janie Gamboa.

Saiz’s family said they want justice for his death.

“You took my son’s life so I want your life,” his father, Daniel Favioa said. “That might be wrong, but that’s just how I feel.”

As of Monday night, there had been no arrests related to the deadly shooting. Earlier Monday, the Lubbock Police Department asked for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that was possibly involved.

According to a press release, the car was in a crash on University Ave prior to the shooting and is identified as a 2018-2022 silver Toyota Camry with the drivers side bumper missing and a non-functioning taillight.

This news gave his family some hope in their fight to see justice.

“He’s going to get whats coming to him,” said Gamboa. “We will get justice.”

The family also called on the public to report anything to the police that might help them get justice for Paul.

“Call the cops. Call LPD and let them know. It’s hard and it ain’t right,” said Favioa.  

LPD has offered a $5,000 reward for anyone with information related to Friday night’s incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

The family started a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses for Saiz. The link to donate can be found here.

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