A man wanted in connection with a homicide case in Bexar County has been arrested in Huntsville, authorities confirmed.
Huntsville Police said 19-year-old Noah McGary was taken into custody Thursday morning after a brief manhunt near the Republic at Sam Houston apartments on Lake Road. Police said the department had received word from the U.S. Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force that McGary was believed to be in Huntsville after making his way to the area from San Antonio, where a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Jail records show that McGary was wanted for a charge of capital murder by terror or threat. According to a release from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest stems from the homicide of Hector Chavera, 20, that occurred on March 5 in West Bexar County.
On the day of the incident, deputies were dispatched to the 27000 block of IH-10 W for a shooting in progress. When deputies arrived they discovered Chavera had been shot, shortly after, Chavera was pronounced deceased.
Police said following the homicide, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office’s homicide investigators traveled to Walker County after developing leads regarding the murder investigation. Through the course of the investigation McGary was located and apprehended without incident.
Huntsville police said McGary was booked into the Walker County Jail on Thursday as a fugitive from justice and awaits extradition to Bexar County.
“This was a great effort by multiple agencies to take a very violent offender off the street,” HPD spokesperson Lt. Jim Barnes said.