DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS (031318A) – FAMILY DISTURBANCE TURNS DEADLY IN MIDLAND COUNTY

MIDLAND COUNTY/MIDLAND, TEXAS/MARCH 13, 2018 – ON SUNDAY NIGHT, MARCH 11TH AT 9:11PM MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED A 911 CALL IN REFERENCE TO AN ACTIVE DISTURBANCE AT 2201 WEST COUNTY ROAD 137 INVOLVING JUAN GARCIA ALVAREZ, 57-YEARS-OF-AGE AND HIS WIFE DOLORES MARQUEZ ALVAREZ, 46-YEARS-OF-AGE.

IT WAS REPORTED, THAT DOLORES ALVAREZ WAS ON A BED AND DID NOT APPEAR TO BE BREATHING; HER SON WAS PERFORMING CPR AS EMS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND CONTINUED WITH CPR WITH NO RESULTS. MIDLAND COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND REPORTED THAT THE DISTURBANCE WAS A STABBING AND THAT DOLORES MARQUEZ ALVAREZ WAS DECEASED. THE SUSPECT JUAN GARCIA ALVAREZ HAD LEFT THE SCENE IN A GREY PICKUP TRUCK. INFORMATION REGARDING THE SUSPECT WAS RELAYED TO DPS, MPD, AND THE SOURROUNDING AREA.

DEPUTIES SECURED THE RESIDENCE AND BEGAN GATHERING INFORMATION FROM FAMILY MEMBERS THAT GATHERED AT THE SCENE. CID UNITS AND ADDITONAL DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED TO THE AREA DUE TO A LARGE CROWD OF FAMILY ARRIVING AND FIGHTS BREAKING OUT. THE CRISIS INTERVENTION UNIT ARRIVED, WITH THE 5 MEMBER TEAM TALKED WITH FAMILY TO CALM THE SITUATION DOWN.

AT 10:58PM, IT WAS DISCOVERED BY FAMILY THAT THE SUSPECT WAS AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE ON WEST COUNTY ROAD 137. OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE ALLEY BEHIND THE RESIDENCE AND FOUND THE SUSPECT WITH A FIREARM IN HIS HAND, THEN REFUSING TO PUT THE WEAPOND DOWN, FIRED A ROUND AT THE OFFICERS. MULTIPLE SHOTS WERE FIRED AND THE SUSPECT, JUAN ALVAREZ WAS STRUCK. EMS WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE AND DECLARED THE SUSPECT WAS DECEASED.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE TERRY LUCK WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE AND PRONOUNCED BOTH SUBJECTS DECEASED AND WERE SENT TO THE TARRANT COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINAER’S OFFICE IN FORT WORTH FOR AUTOPSIES. THE TEXAS RANGERS ARE INVESTIGATING THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING OF JUAN GARCIA ALVAREZ. THOSE FINDINGS WILL BE REPORTED TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY LAURA NODOLF FOR PRESENTATION TO A GRAND JURY, WHO WILL INVESTIGATE THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING.

THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS

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Author: Danny Barrera