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Arrest made in shooting death case

November 1, 2012

A local man wanted in connection with the Saturday shooting death of 33-year-old Luis Adolfo Pena has been arrested in San Angelo.

Chris Daniel Marquez, 19, of Big Spring was arrested at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Sherwood Way in San Angelo, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.

“Marquez was arrested on the warrant for aggravated assault issued in the Saturday morning shooting in Howard County,” Parker said. “Marquez was arrested by the San Angelo Police Department with the assistance from the U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers.”

Also arrested were Marquez's brother, Romero Marquez, on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon and Gomezindo Diaz on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and possession of marijuana.

According to Parker, all three men are being detained at the Tom Green County Jail.

The search for Chris Marquez began Monday when the arrest warrant was issued by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman.

Pena was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain medical Center shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday from what investigators say appeared to be a gunshot wound.

“Deputies were dispatched to 500 Driver Road, which is the old VFW building,” Parker said. “Upon arrival, deputies found Pena in the parking lot suffering from what appeared to be a gun shot wound. Pena was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center by emergency medical services, where he was later pronounced dead.”

Also injured in the altercation was Raul Mendez, 33, who was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center by private vehicle, according to Parker. Mendez was treated for his wounds at the emergency room and later released.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is being asked to contact the HCSO at 432-264-2244 or Crimestoppers at 263-TIPS (8477). Tips can be made to Crimestoppers anonymously, no caller ID is ever used and tipsters could receive a reward of up to $1,000.

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