Third Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Monroe Mother

Update (August 6, 2019):

After further investigation into the murder of Lucero Sosa Capote in Monroe, the Monroe Police Department says they charged Kristen Chambers, 30, of Marshville, for conspiracy to commit second degree burglary and accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

Kristen Chambers

Chambers turned herself in to the Union County Jail where the warrant was served.  She is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.

Update (July 26, 2019):

Officials say Byron Blair Watkins was captured in Lexington County, South Carolina early Friday morning.

Chief Bryan Gilliard of the Monroe Police Department says Watkins was arrested by the United States Marshals service and is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.

More information on Watkins’ arrest can be found here: Accused Union County Murder Suspect Captured In South Carolina

Update (July 25, 2019):

Monroe Police say Antwan Sturdivant, 19, was taken into custody Wednesday night.

A SWAT situation is currently underway in Union County near the North Carolina and South Carolina border. Investigators say they are actively trying to detain Byron Watkins, 25, on multiple charges, including murder.

Update (July 24, 2019):

Monroe Police have identified two suspects wanted for killing Lucero Sosa Capote and injuring two of her children in the early morning hours of July 12th.

Warrants have been issued for Byron Watkins, 25, and Antwan Sturdivant, 19.

Byron Watkins, right, and Antwan Sturdivant, left, wanted for murder.

Watkins is described as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 160 pounds, with tattoos over his entire body. He is charged with 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Burglary, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Discharge a Firearm in an occupied dwelling, and Assault on a Child under 12.

Sturdivant is described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with short dreads. He is charged with 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Burglary, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault on a Female.

Police say both men are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or 911 immediately.

Original Story (July 12, 2019):

MONROE, NC — A homicide investigation is underway after police say a mother was killed and two of her children were hurt during a violent home invasion Friday morning.

The incident happened around 4:40am at a home on Tower Court. Police say two suspects forced their way into the home, killing Lucero Sosa Capote.

Capote reportedly died from a gunshot wound.

Her five children were also inside the home at the time of the incident. Police say two of them were treated for minor injuries resulting from the altercation.

The suspects have been described as one black male and one white male, both wearing gray jogging pants and face covers.

Police say the black male suspect was wearing a black hoodie. The white male suspect was wearing a green hoodie. Both were reportedly heard demanding money during the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.