Two arrested, charged with murdering man over marijuana

Charles Robnett, Michael Aguilar charged with murdering Gary Barnhardt

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Less than 24 hours after a fatal shooting on the northeast side, authorities have arrested two men and charged them with murder.

Charles Robnett, 18 and Michael Aguilar, 18, are charged with killing Gary Barnhardt during an alleged drug deal early Monday morning.

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The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Robnett and Aguilar were meeting up with Barnhardt and another person named Albert Ramirez to purchase marijuana.

Deputies said Ramirez handed Robnett a bag of marijuana through the passenger side window of his car when Robnett pointed a gun toward where Barnhardt was sitting and started firing.

Ramirez told investigators he tried to push the gun away, but he saw Barnhardt he realized he had been shot several times. Robnett and Aguilar drove away after shooting at the car.

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Ramirez said he pulled Barnhardt toward the passenger side front seat and drove to an H-E-B in the 6500 block of FM 78 on the city's far Northeast Side to call 911.

Barnhardt died at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Ramirez suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Both are charged with murder, which carries a penalty of 5 to 99 years behind bars. Robnett is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a punishment of 2 to 20 years.

Robnett told KSAT 12 "I didn't shoot nobody," as officers escorted him and Aguilar to jail.

Online records show Robnett was previously arrested for possession of marijuana and evading arrest earlier this year. Ramirez was previously arrested for posession of marijuana last year.

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