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Police make 2nd arrest in fatal shooting of girl, 5

Abdi Abdi, 18, charged with capital murder

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a second person they said is responsible for the shooting death of a 5-year-old girl on the city's East Side.

Abdi Abdi, 18, was charged with capital murder in connection with the slaying of Ana Garza. She died Wednesday at University Hospital after being on life support following the shooting in the 800 block of Pecan Valley Drive.

"She was killed over an apparent robbery," San Antonio Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jesse Salame said. "(It's) senseless. Incomprehensible."

Garza's stepfather, Carlos Aguilar, was also shot in incident and is on life support at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

"He tried to protect his family," Salame said. "As they tried to get him into his house, they opened fire."

Police arrested Murjan Issack Abdi, 19, on Wednesday, and he has also has been charged with capital murder.

Police said they believe the gunfire erupted around 11:30 p.m. on June 1, when the two men backed their car into another vehicle parked in a driveway. The two men, along with two others, argued with the homeowner before firing several times on the home. One of the men involved then broke out the front window and crawled into the house before unlocking the front door and fleeing, police said.

About an hour after the shooting, police spotted a vehicle matching the description and a chase ensued, police said. The chase ended a short time later in the the 4000 block of Briarglen when the car crashed. Two men were caught and subsequently questioned.

Police said they are still looking for the two other men involved in the incident.


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