Martin County Deputies One Step Closer to Apprehending Murder Suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - Martin County Deputies are closer to catching a murder suspect after they nab the man who fled with him.

You may remember in August, authorities said 36-year old Jose Garcia shot and killed 32 year old Anau Villagrana.

Villagrana died at the hospital.

Now authorities have arrested Garcia's friend, Jose Angel Pena-Alvarez.

We're told he was caught crossing the border from Mexico into Brownsville on Wednesday.

Police believe Pena witnessed Garcia shooting the victim and then fled with him to Mexico.

If you have any information on Garcia's whereabouts, you are asked to contact the martin county sheriff's office at (432) 756-3336.