Search Over as Local Man Turns Himself in After Shooting Death
The Texarkana, Texas Police Department has been searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed his uncle, 30-year-old Antonio Labrada with a rifle at a residence in the 2300 block of Summerhill Road early Saturday morning. The search is now over as Melchor Antonio Labrada Hernandez, 23, turned himself this morning to authorities and was booked into the Bi-State Jail.
According to an earlier press release,Officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting at the Summerhill Road home at 12:20 on Saturday morning. Officers found Labrada laying in the front yard with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was not breathing at that point and CPR efforts were not successful.
According to witness, Labrada drove to the location after a telephone argument over money with Hernandez. When Labrada arrived, he and Hernandez fought in the front yard. After others were able to break up the fight, Labrada began walking away toward his vehicle. Meanwhile, Hernandez retrieved a rifle and shot Labrada one time. Hernandez fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and located a .22 caliber rifle, which is believed to be the weapon used by Hernandez.
An arrest warrant for Murder was issued for Hernandez.