TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - In custody March 30 is 1 of 3 people Texarkana, Texas, police suspect fatally shot a man during an attempted robbery.
Marshall William Vallejos, 22, of Texarkana, Ark., faces a charge of capital murder.
Police received a call about 2 a.m. March 30 from Wadley Regional Medical Center saying a man had come to its emergency room for treatment of a gunshot wound to 1 of his legs. Detectives interviewed Vallejos after he was treated and released by the hospital.
Authorities had been looking for Vallejos since the evening of March 29 as a person of interest in the slaying of 28-year-old Casey Smith.
Officers responding to calls about shots being fired found Smith lying beside a vehicle in front of a residence in the 2400 block of Mamie Drive about 4 p.m. March 29. Smith, who was dead, appeared to have been shot several times.
Witnesses reportedly told police that they had heard 3 gunshots and that they had seen at least 3 males running after the shooting.
Preliminary police reports say 3 men approached Smith's car and opened fire. They then fled north on South Ann Street.
The shooters were believed to have been traveling in a gray or light blue car with damage on the passenger side. The damage consists of scratches of red paint, possibly from a previous wreck, police say.
Authorities urge anyone with information about the slaying this crime is urged to call Texarkana, Texas, police at (903) 798-3116 or Texarkana Crime Stoppers at (903) 793-7867.