Suspected carjacker shot by victim in Selma

Heathcliff Garcia, 34, died at SAMMC

SELMA, Texas – The Texas Rangers are investigating, and a suspected carjacker is dead after being shot in Selma by his intended victim.

Heathcliff Garcia, 34, died at the San Antonio Military Medical Center after a Thursday afternoon shooting near the 8000 block of Old Austin Road.

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Selma police believe Garcia and another man committed several car burglaries in the area before the shooting. A city official said the pair then crashed their vehicle on the southbound I-35 access road near Forum Parkway, which led them to try to get another.

Police said the pair tried to steal a car at gunpoint. However, the driver had a license to carry, and shot Garcia.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office had not yet released an official cause or manner for Garcia's death as of Wednesday afternoon.

Police detained the second suspect, who the city official said would likely face charges. It was unclear if the shooter would be charged.

Selma police said they are investigating the incident with the help of the Texas Rangers and nearby police departments.

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Garrett Brnger is a reporter with KSAT 12.