SAPD arrests suspect in connection to a deceased male found in the back of pickup with apparent gunshot wounds

Gavino Vara | San Antonio Police Department

SAN ANTONIO – Homicide and ROP detectives with the San Antonio Police Department made an arrest following the discovery of a deceased male in the bed of a pickup truck.

SAPD stated that when they responded to a call regarding an abandoned vehicle in the 11600 block of Palo Alto, they discovered the male and it appeared that the victim sustained an apparent gunshot wound.

A witness told police that the victim attempted to break up an argument between individuals when suspect Gavino Vara shot and killed the unnamed victim.

After an arrest warrant was obtained, Vara was located and arrested.

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