Police release preliminary autopsy report in the shooting death of Alfredo Vela

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

New information on the shooting of a suspected drug dealer from Midland.

The Midland Police Department has released the preliminary autopsy reports in the shooting death of Alfredo Vela.

The report says the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Vela was shot three times twice in the chest area and once in the arm.

The officer, Mark Garza, who fired the fatal shots, remains on administrative leave.

The Texas Rangers and MPD shoot team continue to investigate.

Vela was killed December 20th when the MPD SWAT team was trying to serve a narcotics search warrant.