PADUCAH, TX (KCBD) - Three men have been arrested in connection with the homicide of 46-year-old Cruz Garibalid Jr. of Paducah, TX that happened on February 26, 2018.
Officials say in the early morning hours of February 27, 2018, the Paducah Police Department received a call reporting an injured person in the roadway on 15th Street between Willett Street and Shade Street in Paducah.
The responding officer found Garibaldi unresponsive with significant injuries to the head and face area. Law enforcement initially suspected he might have been the victim of a vehicle hit and run. He was taken to Childress Regional Medical Center where they found he had serious injuries and internal bleeding. Garibaldi was taken to a Lubbock hospital for further treatment. Medical professionals believed his injuries appeared to be more consistent with an assault.
During the investigation, Texas Rangers learned the assault happened in a driveway at Westview Village Apartments in Paducah and he was moved to the location where he was found.
Garibaldi died on February 27, 2018 from his injuries.
David Ybarra, Jr., age 37, of Paducah, was arrested for aggravated assault causing bodily injury and is being held without bond.
Two additional suspects, both residents of Paducah, have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Christopher Dominguez, Jr. age 30, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Joe Macias, age 43, has been charged with tampering with evidence. Both men are being held without bond.
District Attorney Jennifer A. Habert expects to file additional criminal charges and urges anyone with information to contact the Texas Rangers.