Authorities Capture San Benito Shooting Suspect

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WESLACO – Authorities have captured the man accused of shooting a woman in San Benito.

Weslaco Police Chief Joel Rivera confirmed with CHANNEL 5 NEWS the arrest of Jose Luis Garcia Jr. around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The arrest was made after a concerned citizen spotted Garcia at a local restaurant in Weslaco and called police.

Garcia allegedly shot a woman at his home Wednesday morning.

The responding officers found the woman had been shot several times on her body and once in her face.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

Weslaco police are working to transfer Garcia to San Benito police custody.


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