Bond reduction considered for man indicted for fatal shooting

Bond reduction considered for man indicted for fatal shooting

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A Lubbock county judge is considering a bond reduction for Daniel Rangel, 19.    

Lubbock grand jury indicted Rangel in April for shooting and killing Isaias Rodriguez, 20, near north Akron and Amherst back in November of last year.

Rangel's current bond is $400,000.

Court documents indicate Rangel was frequently spotted in the neighborhood, with a gun and even shooting at houses. 

According to the affadavit, Rangel got into a fight with Rodriquez and at least three other men in an alley, pulled a gun from his waist and shot Rodriquez in the chest. 

Police reported a search warrant at Rangel's home turned up a .40 caliber pistol, ammo and one spent shell casing. 

During the court hearing, Rangel's father told the judge the victim's family attacked his daughter on a separate occasion, and threatened her and Rangel while he was taking them to school. The incident occurred in 2016, a year before the fatal shooting.

Attorney David Crook argued that the murder is ruthfully complex and that the process is likely to run on for at least a couple of years. 

"He's a young kid, he needs to be working," Crooks said. 

Prosecutor Barron Slack acknowledged that the gun found at the scene did not match the bullets found in the autopsy. 

Since the trial could send Rangel to prison for up to 20 years, he asked that the bond remain the same. 

Judge William Eichman said he will look at the case and will likely have a ruling by the end of the week. 

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