By Alexa Williams
ODESSA - Family members of the man who was murdered Sunday night in Odessa are speaking out. They're searching for answers and wondering why something like this would happen.
"I don't know why. I mean he wasn't the type to be in gangs. I don't know if he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," Criselda Barrientes, the victim's cousin, said.
32-year-old Ismael Rios was shot and killed just after 8 p.m. Sunday night in the 2700 block of West 10th Street leaving loved ones in complete shock.
Family and friends told NewsWest 9 they were having a bar-b-que at the Third Edition Apartments but it suddenly turned into a murder investigation.
According to the arrest report, 19-year-old Manual Garcia Carbajal was in the driver seat of a brown car with two other Hispanic men. That's when Carbajal started an argument with a woman who lived in the apartment complex. Family members said that woman was Ismael Rios' wife.
During the argument, one of the other Hispanic men got out of the car and started shooting at Rios and then they drove off. Rios was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he later died. Carbajal is currently behind bars charged with murder.