Man arrested, accused of murder in New Braunfels

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — A man has been arrested in New Braunfels after a shooting Sunday morning, according to New Braunfels police.

Authorities responded to a call of a shooting 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the 1200 block of Broadway Drive. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim, 37-year-old George Gabriel Casillas, on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. According to police, he had been shot with a .22 caliber rifle. Casillas was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries.

Officers say there was an ongoing disturbance that led to Casillas being shot multiple times by a rifle. After an investigation, police arrested 40-year-old Samuel Ray Heard. Heard has been charged with first-degree murder.

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