2nd man arrested in Texas shooting that killed 4 at party

Published 10-16-2018

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DALLAS (AP) - A second suspect was arrested Tuesday in a shooting at a toddler's birthday party that left four men dead and a fifth wounded.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Ronnie Rodriguez Sr. was taken into custody at a motel in McAllen, Texas, near the U.S. border with Mexico.

Rodriguez had been identified as a suspect in the shooting at a first birthday party in Taft, 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Corpus Christi. The agency said the Texas Rangers asked a task force led by the U.S. Marshals to assist with the search for Rodriguez.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Nathan Brandley said an argument led to the shooting in the backyard of a residence. Brandley said Rodriguez Sr. was arrested on a capital murder warrant. It's unclear exactly what charges he'll face.

Brandley also said it's possible that Rodriguez was trying to head across the border to Mexico.

The man's son, Ronnie Rodriguez Jr., was also arrested in connection with the shooting and was charged with deadly conduct, Brandley said.

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