PD: Gunman's dad, brother arrested in homicide

Posted at 1:57 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 23:24:31-05

Phoenix police have arrested the father and brother of a man wanted in the shooting death of another man over the weekend. Police are actively searching for the gunman and a woman who is with him and considered missing and endangered.

Police said Antonio Jimenez Gonzalez, 30, was shot to death Saturday while his girlfriend, Veronica Huerta Brown, and her 1-year-old son watched at an apartment complex near Indian School Road and 12th Street.

Police believe the child’s father--the wanted suspect--Richard Paz Garcia pulled the trigger and then drove away from the scene with Brown and the child.

The timeline below walks through each point from the shooting to the arrest. 

According to investigators, Garcia drove to a family member's home on Culver Avenue after the shooting, dropped the child off and hid the gun suspected of being the murder weapon before driving away in a Dodge Stratus with Brown.

Police said that in the process, Garcia told his family members about the shooting of Gonzalez.

Brown and Garcia have yet to be located by police. Brown has not been named a suspect and police are currently concerned about her safety.

Police say Juan Manuel Paz Rangel, the father of the suspect, then drove his son's car away to another place. 

Later in the day, family members saw on the news that police were looking for Garcia, his son and the child's mother, Brown. They contemplated calling police, according to a spokesperson, and decided not to.

Instead, police say Rangel and Fredian Paz Garcia, the suspect's brother, found the alleged murder weapon and left the home in an attempt to either hide or destroy it. They were stopped by police, questioned and then arrested. They each face felony charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence.

Police also said that they have not been able to find any family of the man Garcia is accused of killing, Antonio Gonzalez. They are asking for the public's help in locating family. Police can be reached at 602-262-6141.