A 46-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his next-door neighbor was jailed Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Temple Station responded to the 9400 block of Workman Avenue about 6 p.m. Monday and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“It was determined there was an altercation between him (the victim) and a neighbor,” sheriff’s Lt. Robert Westphal said. “One individual has been detained and a firearm has been recovered.”
According to sheriff’s inmate records, Massimo Barbagallo was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Monday and booked about 90 minutes later, with bail set at $1 million.
ABC7 identified the victim as Christian Alarcon, a 26-year-old father who, according to his family, was gunned down outside his home in front of his young children. The coroner’s office withheld his name, saying family notifications were not complete.
The shooting occurred when the victim confronted the suspect over surveillance cameras aimed at the victim’s home, according to Channel 7, which reported that the neighbors had previous disputes.
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