Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting outside gas station in Hays County

Omar Guadalupe Galvan-Ochoa charged with murder, evading arrest with a vehicle

Omar Guadalupe Galvan-Ochoa, 27, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man outside a gas station in Hays County. (Copyright 2023 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN MARCOS, TexasUpdated Friday, Sept. 8 @ 6:36 p.m.

An arrest was made in the case.

Omar Guadalupe Galvan-Ochoa, 27, was apprehended Thursday night following a short vehicle and foot pursuit, according to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Galvan-Ochoa was charged with murder and evading arrest with a vehicle.

Original Story:

A man was found shot to death early Thursday at a gas station in Hays County.

According to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at about 12:05 a.m. to the Insta-Fuel Travel Center in Buda for a report of an unconscious male near the gas pumps.

When deputies arrived, they found a man with apparent gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was pronounced dead by Hays County Justice of the Peace Sandra Bryant.

Detectives believe the gunman was driving a dark-colored four-door Chevrolet pickup truck (pictured, above) with damage to the front passenger side bumper. The truck also had chrome door handles and black rims with chrome center caps. The vehicle was last seen leaving the area, traveling northbound on an Interstate 35 service road.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Sgt. Mark Opiela with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-324-TIPS or you can submit your information online to Tip Line as well as submit a tip on the Hays County Sheriff’s Office app.

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