LUBBOCK, Texas – A Stamford, Texas, family is mourning the loss of their brother after he was shot in Lubbock at the Carriage House Inn and Suites on New Years Day.

The Lubbock Police Department identified the man killed as 33-year-old Edward Mayes (Note: While Edward’s legal last name was Mayes due to a misspelling on his birth certificate, he went by the last name Mays).

On Friday, LPD put out two warrants for 27-year-old Joseph Sandoval for Edward’s murder, as well as for escape from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. LPD, S.W.A.T, negotiators, the Texas Anti-gang Center and the U.S. Marshal’s office were able to assist in his arrest on Friday afternoon after LPD received a tip on Crime Line.

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Shanee Mays, Edward’s older sister, said Edward was trying to better his life and build a lasting relationship with his five children.

“He was he was trying to work, he was trying to get clean, he was trying to get his car,” said Mays, “He was trying to do right. He was just trying to be the best that he could be and he was trying to get his kids back.”

Mays said Edward loved his kids dearly and that a witness who was trying to help revive Edward after he was shot, said he mentioned his kids in his last words.

“As they’re working on him, he shakes back and grabs the lady’s arm and tells her to, ‘Tell my kids that I love them and that I was trying to change,'” said Mays.

Mays said the arrest of Sandoval was positive but that it would never bring her brother back.

“[Sandoval] will never amount to the man that he took from this family,” she said. “I want him to spend the rest of his life behind bars, the rest of his life.”