Suspect in Sept. 1 Killing Apprehended in Tulare

Two suspects in the Sept. 1 killing of 57-year-old Raul Garcia in Antioch have been arrested by a SWAT team in Tulare, according to police.

Garcia was found suffering from a gunshot wound on St. Christopher Court after a report of a shooting around 9:35 p.m.

Investigators determined that an argument at a Pittsburg gas station led to an apparent road rage incident. Garcia was shot in the 3400 block of Rio Grande Drive, more than 4 miles from where the altercation began.

Garcia made it two more blocks before stopping on St. Christopher Court. He was transported to a hospital but did not survive.

A 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman who allegedly fled the Bay Area after the shooting were identified as suspects and tracked to a residence in the 1500 block of Karen Avenue in Tulare, where the Tulare Police Department took them into custody.

Investigators say "critical evidence" was located during the subsequent search at that address.

The suspects have not yet been publicly identified as of Thursday afternoon, but police say they plan to release that information after referring the case to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

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