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February 27th, 2012
Updated: Police identify man allegedy killed by girlfriend’s brother

UPDATED 02/28/12:

San Marcos police have identified the victim of the city’s first homicide of 2012 as Brandon Valdez, age 30, of San Marcos who was shot and killed at 141 Coers Drive around 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Cuellar

Charged with his murder is Damien Cuellar, age 19. He is jailed at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center on a $750,000 bond.

According to Police Cmdr. Penny Dunn, Valdez went to the residence to pick up some personal property from his ex-girlfriend, the suspect’s sister.

Valdez and Cuellar had an argument outside the residence. Cuellar allegedly went into the home, retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun and came back outside where he shot Valdez.

San Marcos Police, fire and EMS responded to the scene where the victim was pronounced dead.

Cuellar was arrested by police and charged with murder, a first degree felony. San Marcos police are continuing their investigation.

SUBMITTED REPORT

San Marcos police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2012 that occurred at 141 Coers Drive around 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.

The victim was shot and a suspect has been taken into custody. No additional information is available tonight as police continue their investigation.

San Marcos Police, fire and EMS responded to the scene where the victim was pronounced dead.

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3 thoughts on “Updated: Police identify man allegedy killed by girlfriend’s brother

  1. Cuellar I hope for the death penalty for killing my cousin. We as a family will have to go without Brandon. He was a kind, loving , happy person that would do anything for anyone he could. You took a gift of God’s and I hope he does NOT have mercy on you when it is your judgment day.

  2. I hope you understand Cuellar the penalty in the state of Texas for killing someone is death penalty for killing my cousin we as a family will have to go without Brandon

  3. i hope to god they give him the max he took the love of my life n took brandon away from our newborn daughter she dont even get the chance to raise savanah nikole he took him away from his son king also there is no excuse for wat he did brandon was a wonderful man n a wonderful father he was my best friend n my lover it been almost a month he been gone n its so hard i go to his grave everyday just to feel close to him n it aint fair that he just has tosit in jail while we had to bury brandon its not fair

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