Lake Worth man arrested in fatal shooting of bystander at Stockyards bar

02/28/2014 9:18 PM

03/03/2014 3:51 PM

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Stockyards bar patron who was struck by a stray bullet Feb. 16, police said Friday.

Mark Anthony Pacheco, 30, of Lake Worth was arrested at a relative’s home Friday “without incident,” said Officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman.

He was in the Tarrant County Jail on Friday facing a murder charge. Bail was set at $150,000, Neal said in a news release.

Pacheco is suspected of firing the rounds that wounded three men and fatally injured Sylvia Salazar, 56, at the North Side Outlaws bar, 115 N.W. 25th St.

Salazar, a grandmother, was not involved in an altercation among the men, police said in earlier reports.

Pacheco was also shot, Neal said.

Jail records show that Pacheco had been out of jail only one day when the shooting occurred. He was arrested on Feb. 14 on a warrant issued in Nueces County and was released from jail Feb. 15, said Terry Grisham, sheriff’s spokesman.

The warrant appeared to result from a complaint about a terroristic threat, Grisham said. Details were unavailable Friday, and Nueces County officials could not be reached.

Police and court records show Pacheco has resided in Lake Worth and in Nueces County.

On Feb. 7, Pacheco was placed on three years of community supervision after pleading guilty to a 2012 charge of possession of methamphetamine that was filed by Lake Worth police, court records show.

The terms of community supervision included that he was to avoid drugs and alcohol and could not own or possess firearms or other weapons.

Pacheco’s criminal record dates to at least 2002. Tarrant County records show convictions for misdemeanor theft and assault causing bodily injury.

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