By Staff

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Homicide Detectives have arrested Christopher James Garcia, 17, in the fatal shooting of Jaan Nathan Cantu, 19 in west Oak Cliff.

Nate Cantu (courtesy: Laurel Oaks Funeral Home)

On June 1, Cantu was found on the ground in the parking lot with a gunshot wound at the Luna Blanca Apartments in the 3700 block of Mt. Ranier Street. Dallas Fire-Rescue took him to a local hospital, where he died.

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Eight days later, police apprehended Garcia who was booked into the Dallas County Jail after detectives interviewed him.

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Garcia was charged with murder.

A Dallas County magistrate will set his bond amount.

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Cantu was a father of one. Staff