A second man has been charged with murder in connection with the Nov. 10 shooting death of Joseph Felkner in Brownwood, police said.
Police served Andrew Vasquez, 30, Thursday morning with a warrant in the Brown County Jail for the murder and two counts of aggravated assault, Sgt. Troy Carroll said.
Stevie Ray Puente, 22, who is also sought in the murder, remains at large. Brandi Eckenrode, 20, and David McGary, 30, who were wounded in the shooting at 1812 Avenue D, have been released from Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Carroll said.
Vasquez was charged as a result of “additional information being gathered — through statements and evidence collected,” Carroll said. He would not elaborate.
Vasquez and his girlfriend, Valerie Perez, 21, each were charged with hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence after the shooting, which happened around 2:30 a.m. Perez is free on $13,000 bonds.
Police obtained a warrant for Puente’s arrest for murder and two counts of aggravated assault soon after the shooting and were trying to determine if anyone else fired shots.
Police recovered an empty 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol from the back yard of the residence where the shooting occurred, Carroll said. “We believe a second handgun was also used because of statements and evidence collected,” he said.
Police have not found that gun. Carroll declined to comment on the gun’s type or say what evidence led police to believe two guns were used.
Felkner’s funeral was scheduled for Thursday afternoon in San Angelo.
Felkner, who was shot seven times, was dead at the scene, police have said. Felkner, Eckenrode and McGary were outside the residence when they were shot, and all of the shots were fired from the living room, Carroll said.
Vasquez’ bonds total $263,000.