Domestic Struggle Ends In Shooting

Jul 13, 2020

Domestic Struggle Ends In Shooting

 At approximately 3:25pm today, a 911 call to the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher sent Deputies to a residence on CR 3550 where 50 year old Azucena Garcia has been shot by her husband, 44 year old Apancio Martinez-Saldana. Garcia had been shot in the chin area and was airlifted by Life Flight to a Houston hospital. Although it was reported that Garcia was talking prior to being air lifted, her exact medical condition is unknown at this time.

 Sheriff’s lead Investigator Steven Rasberry said despite a language barrier with the victim, it was claimed during further investigation that a domestic dispute had developed between Garcia and Saldana and that led to a struggle over a 380 semi-automatic hand gun. 

During this struggle, Investigator Rasberry said it is alleged that the fire arm accidently discharged striking Garcia in the chin. Apancio Martinez-Saldana was arrested at the scene and later charged with Aggravated Assault. He was placed in the Liberty County Jail. Investigator Rasberry said the investigation will continue when Garcia can talk to Investigators for additional details of the shooting. (END)

 Thank you,

Capt. Ken DeFoor

PIO

LCSO



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