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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Death Of Air Force Member During Fatal Bar Brawl In Texas, Police Say

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Source: Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Oct. 4 2022, Published 4:31 p.m. ET

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An early morning brawl outside a bar in Texas ended with a man in custody who’s accused of fatally stabbing a member of the Air Force and injuring several others, authorities said.

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Around 1 a.m. on Oct. 2, the San Angelo Police Department responded to a report of a fight at Whiskey River Saloon, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported.

“Upon arrival, officers received information that multiple persons had been stabbed,” officials said. “Officers arrived on scene and located a 28-year-old male with stab wounds.”

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According to police, Ray Vera, 40, got into a verbal dispute with the 28-year-old and other service members “attached to Goodfellow Air Force Base” that then escalated and “resulted in an altercation in the parking lot at this location.”

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The victims were rushed to an area hospital, where the 28-year-old man died from his stab wounds.

Police charged Vera with murder and he was being held at the Tom Green County jail in lieu of a $1,002,409 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.


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