MISAEL SANTOLLO BEHIND BARS!
Law enforcement officials say they’ve arrested a third suspect wanted in connection to the murder of a Methodist Hospital doctor shot outside his Bellville ranch.
Misael Santollo, 18, was arrested Tuesday night in connection to the fatal shooting of Dr. Jorge Mario Gonzalez, the critical care chief at Houston’s Methodist Hospital, on Aug. 22.
His cousins, brothers Cristobal Galvan Cerna, 23, and Moises Galvan Cerna, 18, were arrested on murder charges last week.
All three men are related to Gonzalez’s ranch hand, 21-year-old Noel Galvan Cerna, who was also shot at the ranch located on South Sycamore Crossing in Bellville, about 60 miles northwest of Houston. Gonzalez’s wife and a small child were unharmed.
Texas Rangers officials say as Gonzalez arrived at the ranch, he was approached by three masked men already at the property. Two of the men were carrying guns. The doctor went inside his ranch and got a gun, shooting at the three suspects.
The suspects then opened fire at Gonzalez, shooting him several times, and Noel Galvan Cerna. Gonzalez died at the scene, and Galvan was transported to an Austin hospital via LifeFlight with a single gunshot wound.
The first police unit to respond to the scene saw two suspect vehicles apparently fleeing the scene.
One of those vehicles was registered to Galvan’s stepfather. Further investigation determined Galvan’s brothers and cousin allegedly were using the vehicle at the time of the shooting
Police said there is no evidence linking Noel Galvan Cerna to the crime or that he had any idea what his brothers were allegedly up to.