Crime

Fugitive arrested, accused of killing man after rooster fight in Wise County

U.S. marshals have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting another man following a rooster fight in Wise County last month.

An arrest warrant was issued for 28-year-old Miguel A. Garcia, who is accused of killing 42-year-old Juan Carlos Cano-Chavez of Bridgeport on the afternoon of Aug. 25.

The warrant charges Garcia with murder in the shooting, which occurred in the 3000 block of Farm Road 920 about halfway between Bridgeport and Boonsville in Wise County. Bridgeport is about 50 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Authorities said Cano-Chavez was shot multiple times following the cockfighting event.

Marshals arrested Garcia on Wednesday in Del Rio, according to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

A $2,000 reward was offered by Crime Stoppers of Wise County for information leading to Garcia’s arrest.

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