Alice police make arrest in gang-related deaths


Alice police on Tuesday night arrested 23-year-old Andrew Garcia of Alice. Garcia is charged with murder and remained in the Jim Wells County Jail on Wednesday with bond set at $1 million.

Jail officials did not list an attorney for Garcia, who is charged in Sunday's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Isaac Vela.

Police Chief Daniel Bueno says Vela was shot in the head while waiting along a street for a ride. The gunfire was part of an exchange between people in an SUV and another vehicle.

Police say the SUV later wrecked and three men who were inside died. Investigators say one man suffered head trauma. The other two were shot.

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