Murder Suspect Caught Because of Heroic Witness

Murder Suspect Caught Because of Heroic Witness

by Justin Kree

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Workers at Glass Doctor tell NewsWest 9 that 50-year-old Maikil Maduok had an appointment at 11 a.m. Friday morning to get his windshield replaced. He and his wife drove there Thursday night to drop off the car, moments later, Maduok was dead.

According to the police report, 21-year-old Ryan Carter attempted to rob Maduok at gunpoint. Maduok's wife got out of the car when the men began to fight over the gun. She grabbed the gun and took it to the car. When she returned, she found Maduok stabbed.

"Upon arrival, officers observed a male subject who was lying in the parking lot, who was deceased.," Cpl. Steve LeSueur with the Odessa Police said.

Carter ran off after the stabbing but a witness caught him and held him at the Kent Kwik at North County Road West and Sixth Street until officers arrived. Police are calling the witness a hero.

"What the witness did is a heroic act. We never recommend people to take action because they are risking their life. However, we can't stop someone and he basically made a citizens arrest and it was definitely a heroic act," LeSueur said.

Carter is being charged with capital murder because he committed murder during a robbery, which is another felony. Employees at Glass Doctor came into work Friday morning and heard of the murder.

"They're pretty surprised that it happened right here at our shop," Eddie Joe Madrid, Estimator for Glass Doctor, said.

Madrid says crime is high in the area and suspicious people approach them daily.

"There are a lot of young kids that are around here that don't work. They try to get money and try to sell you stuff that has probably been stolen. It's kinda scary sometimes," Madrid said.

The Ector County District Attorney's Office filled a motion Friday afternoon to deny bond for Carter.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.