Jailed murder suspect facing charges in robbery of relative

Prince Tariq Richards (Lubbock County)

A 19-year-old man jailed for murder is now facing an additional felony charge of aggravated robbery after allegedly injuring an elderly relative on Sept. 3.

 

Prince “Skrappy” Tariq Richards, 19, was arrested on Nov. 29 during the murder investigation of 20-year-old Peter Caballero, and a second arrest warrant highlights the details of the allegations made by a 72-year-old family member.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Sept. 3, police were called to the 2200 block of East 47th Street when an elderly woman told police a male family member — later identified as Richards — assaulted her in her bedroom, removing more than $500 in cash from her front pocket.

According to the report, when Richards attempted to pull the money out, he ripped woman’s pocket; she tried to prevent him from taking the money and grabbed for the pocket. Richards then threw her to the ground, injuring her right arm, leg and right side of her back, it states.

The woman reportedly screamed out at another male relative to come to her aid. The male relative reportedly attempted to run after Richards, who then fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle, headed westbound on East 46th Street.

A week after the incident occurred, the woman reached out to a detective with the Lubbock Police Department to provide a statement in reference to the case.

Over the course of the investigation, police learned Richards was living in Connecticut with his biological mother, where he reportedly has a number of felony warrants for his arrest.

Due to his alleged criminal past, the woman told police Richards and his mother moved to Lubbock.

“(The victim) stated that she is in poor health and she has several health issues including being diabetic and having nerve damage in her arms and legs,” the report states.

The woman told police the money was to go toward her rent, car payment and groceries.

The case is considered aggravated robbery because of the woman’s age and condition; no weapon was reported.

Richards is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center for his alleged involvement in the murder of Caballero.On Nov. 26, Caballero was gunned down in the 9800 block of Avenue V after he reportedly chased after a vehicle following a robbery.

The arrest warrant for the shooting identifies Richards as the person who reportedly shot Caballero.

According to the report, Richards arrived at a residence in the 2200 block of 99th Street to purchase a Gucci belt and a small amount of marijuana from a seller.

During the exchange, a gun was reportedly turned on the seller, who was robbed.

Caballero joined the seller and another male in chasing a vehicle, in which the occupants fired shots from the vehicle.

After he was struck, Caballero told a friend he was not going to make it, and died on the scene despite life-saving efforts provided by witnesses.

Richards’ total bond is at $350,000.

 

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