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Shooting at college graduation party in Arlington leaves one dead, another in custody

Hector Salazar is accused of shooting to death a man Sunday afternoon at a college graduation party at an Arlington home, Arlington police said.
Hector Salazar is accused of shooting to death a man Sunday afternoon at a college graduation party at an Arlington home, Arlington police said.

A 63-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon during an altercation at a college graduation party at a home, Arlington police said.

The victim was Arturo Garcia Lara of Mexico, according to a report on the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Monday. He died from a gunshot wound to his chest..

The suspect who fled the scene was located by Arlington police near the shooting scene, police said.

The suspect is Hector Salazar, 44, who faces a charge of murder in the shooting.

Arlington police responded to the shooting call shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Nocona Lane in south Arlington.

Officers found the victim in the backyard of a home with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Arlington investigators said there was a college graduation party at the home with several family members.

At some point, the victim was shot multiple times.

Salazar remained in the Arlington Jail on Monday.

Arlington Police are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.

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