The investigation into a fatal Goliad shooting is still in its early stages, said the county’s sheriff Monday.
Daniel Mendoza, 18, has remained in jail since his arrest hours after a fatal shooting was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, said Goliad County Sheriff Kirby Brumby.
He is charged with capital murder by terroristic threat and is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond, jail officials said.
Mendoza is accused of killing Nathan Cortinas, 20, and injuring the mother of his child, Brianna Bexley, 18, with a revolver. Both Goliad parents and their infant son were inside a car parked outside a home near the intersection of South Mt. Auburn and West Franklin streets when the shooting occurred.
Immediately after the shooting, authorities issued a reverse-911 Code Red message to Goliad County residents reporting a description of the shooting suspect and asking recipients to report suspicious activity, Brumby said. Mendoza was located and arrested at a Goliad convenience store about 5 a.m. Friday after a Code Red tipster reported him there, he said.
Monday, Bexley was recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio with a single gunshot wound that left a .22-caliber bullet lodged between her vertebrae, said the woman’s grandmother, Alma Bexley.
The sheriff added it was still too soon to say whether additional arrests would follow.