Shooting suspect turns himself in, San Marcos police say

Octavius Garner, 17, is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

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SAN MARCOS – A 17-year-old San Marcos man is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting in late January.

Octavius Garner turned himself in on Feb. 16, according to a news release from the San Marcos Police Department.

Garner is believed to be responsible for a Jan. 30. shooting at a mobile home park in the Whispering Oaks Community, located at 503 Uhland Road.

Police said they found two gunshot victims, both 18-year-old men, in the area. Both men were treated at Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle, Texas.

Investigators say the two men were sitting inside a parked car with Garner when an argument broke out. Police say Garner then pulled out a handgun and began shooting.

Garner remained in custody Monday, according to the news release. His bail was set at $500,000.


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