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Police Arrest One Person in Connection with Early Morning Homicide of Local Teen

Xavior R. Arzola, 19, of San Angelo, has been charged with Manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of Victor Omar Duarte, 18, of San Angelo. 

Just after 5:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence located in the 1800 block of Edmund Boulevard for the report of a shooting victim.  Police located Duarte, deceased, inside the residence and learned from a witness that several occupants fled the residence after the shooting. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, and Criminal Investigations Division worked through the morning to identify and locate the occupants present during the incident.  Arzola was located in the 2200 block of Raney Street. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation and witness accounts, Detectives learned Duarte was inside the residence with Arzola and several other occupants when Arzola recklessly handled a firearm and caused it to discharge and strike Duarte.  

Drug usage is believed to have played a role in this morning’s reckless shooting.  This is an active investigation and no additional information will be released at this time.