EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 60-year-old West Texas man is in the county jail after police say he became angry when his vehicle failed a state inspection and shot two people at a mechanic shop.
Arturo Garcia Medina was being held Wednesday in the El Paso County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Police say he took his vehicle into the Route 66 Auto shop Monday and began arguing with the owner when he received a failing inspection.
Investigators say Medina pulled a weapon and shot the 52-year-old owner in the abdomen. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.
A 46-year-old employee of the shop was grazed by gunfire.
Officers tracked Medina to his home where he was arrested.
Online jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.
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