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San Angelo man pleads guilty to murder charge, sentenced to 50 years in prison

Arturo Garcia Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to the October 2020 murder of John Samuel Dagan. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison and $14,682 in restitution.
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SAN ANGELO, Texas — A San Angelo man has pleaded guilty to the October 2020 shooting death of a 19-year-old Brady man. 

Arturo Garcia Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison and $14.682.58 in restitution for the murder of John Samuel Dagan, according to Tom Green County court documents.

Credit: Tom Green County Jail

In the early morning hours of Oct. 18, 2020, San Angelo Police Department officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Pecan Street for a report of shots fired.

When they arrived, they found Dagan in a nearby alley suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to a 2020 SAPD press release.

Dagan was taken to Shannon Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. The release said Garcia was found walking away from the scene by officers conducting burglary patrol in the neighborhood.

Garcia was also one of four men indicted for an April 2021 fight at the Tom Green County Detention Center, where three correctional officers were injured. That case, according to court documents, is still pending.