A man in Texas is accused of fatally stabbing a man and then destroying the knife and painting his truck in an effort to cover up the crime, authorities said.
Marc Louis Champoux was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sept. 30 in connection with the death of 25-year-old Bryan Humberto Aguilar late last spring, KSAT reported.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by the station, around 2 a.m. on June 6, the victim and a friend, off-duty officer Daniel Alvarado DeLaFuente, were in a San Antonio parking garage after a night out at a bar when they got into a dispute with a group that included Campoux.
The fight escalated and Champoux allegedly stabbed Aguilar in the abdomen, an eyewitness claimed to police, according to the affidavit.
Aguilar died at the scene.
A second witness claimed Champoux showed him the knife allegedly used in the attack and asked for the witness’s help destroying it as well as spray painting his white truck blue.
The affidavit states surveillance video allegedly shows Champoux’s vehicle was white the night of the incident but was blue when detectives later interviewed him.
Champoux allegedly identified himself in a photo taken from surveillance footage at an area bar before the murder, but he denied any involvement in Aguilar’s murder, according to the affidavit.
He was being held on $100,000.