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Lubbock man wanted for November murder arrested

Published: Feb. 23, 2022 at 9:23 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock police have arrested 21-year-old Bryan Garcia, wanted for the November 2021 murder of 28-year-old Paul Saiz.

On Nov. 12, officers were called to the area of North University and Loyola, north of the State Supported Living Center, for a report of shots fired. As officers were on the way, others called 911 to report shots fired along North University Avenue involving two vehicles that were chasing each other, with one vehicle now stopped at North University and Regis.

When officers found the vehicle, they found Saiz with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

The police report shows the passenger who was in the vehicle with Saiz was trying to remove him from the driver’s seat. The report said Saiz had a serious injury to his head or neck and that there were an unknown “amount of rounds” at the vehicle Saiz was driving. There were numerous bullet holes in the vehicle.

The suspect quickly left the scene in an unknown direction and was not found or located at the time, but police were able to identify the suspect vehicle based on a traffic accident the suspect and the victim were involved in. The vehicle had damage consistent with debris located at the crash scene.

Investigators say Garcia was a passenger in the suspect vehicle. At one point, Garcia pulled out his gun and started to shoot at the vehicle Saiz was in. That gun fired 7.62x39mm ammunition, matching evidence found at the scene.

The investigation, including cell phone tracking data, led police to issue an arrest warrant for Garcia, who was located and arrested at 8:50 p.m., on Feb. 22 at the Stratford Place Apartments, located at 4901 4th Street. Police say investigators also received information through Crime Line that assisted them in this investigation.

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