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Four Jailed for Shooting in Falfurrias

June 16, 2016   ·   0 Comments

From the Caller-Times:

Falfurrias police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the drive-by shooting death of a 26-year-old man Sunday night.

Eliazar Garcia, 19, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Omar Rivas. Police said Garcia was driving a pickup in the 800 block of South St. Marys Street when Juan Cervantes, 22, positioned himself out of the passenger window and shot at the vehicle Rivas was in.

Rivas was struck in the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 7 p.m., police said. Cervantes turned himself in Monday at the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, and police said they found Garcia at a family member’s house outside the city limits.

Police said they also arrested two people for another drive-by shooting that happened earlier Sunday. Adriana Quintanilla, 43, was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Roberto Garcia Jr., 30, was arrested Tuesday and faces the same charge.

Police said Garcia Jr. and Quintanilla were in a red Dodge Charger following a brown Chevy Malibu in the 200 block of East Noble Sunday night. Shots were fired at the Charger, but no injuries were reported. The driver identified the pair as the people following him in the Malibu, police said.

Police said they believe the incidents are connected and gang-related. The weapons had not been found Wednesday, police said.

Bail was set at $200,000 for Eliazar Garcia and Cervantes, and $50,000 for Roberto Garcia Jr. and Quintanilla. Quintanilla posted bond Tuesday and was released from the Brooks County Jail, police said. The three men remained in jail Wednesday, officials said.


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