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Two men arrested in connection with February drive-by shooting

By ErinPradia
March 15, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Updated March 15, 2012 at 10:16 p.m.

Carlton Brant McNary Jr.

Two people charged in a Feb. 16 drive-by shooting were arrested this week.

On that night, shots were fired at a vehicle containing a man, a woman, a boy and a girl in the 2300 block of North Louis Street.

No one was injured.

An investigation by the Victoria Police Department led to the arrest of Carlton Brant McNary Jr., 30, of Victoria, and Alex Coronado, 20, of Victoria, in connection with the shooting.

The motive for the shooting is undetermined, but Victoria Police Sgt. Eline Moya said it was possibly gang related.

Victoria police officers arrested McNary at a hotel in the 3900 block of Houston Highway about 9:44 a.m. Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. McNary also had a warrant charging him with parole violation in a robbery case.

He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana.

The Victoria Police Department SWAT Team with the assistance from the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force arrested Coronado about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Placedo on a warrant charging him with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Coronado was also arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with parole violation in a carrying an unlicensed weapon case.

Both men remained in the Victoria County jail.

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