Double homicide suspect charged with capital murder | KLBK | Kamchiya

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The suspect in a double homicide in College Station has been charged with capital murder.

The College Station Police Department says 19-year-old Michael Anthony Epperson was transported from Bell County to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center over the weekend. Detectives with the department’s Major Crimes Unit worked to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the shooting deaths of Epperson’s grandfather, Seferino Aleman, 59, and his brother, Isaac Garcia, 22. The third victim was identified as Epperson’s uncle, who suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

In addition to Epperson’s capital murder charge, he was charged the night of the shooting with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond is set at $3 million.

Epperson was arrested on May 24. College Station police were initially dispatched to a shooting in the 2000 block of Colgate Drive. The public has been urged to avoid the area.

Police were looking for Epperson, who was seen leaving the victim’s residence in a red 2017 Nissan Sentra with black rims and a Longhorn sticker on the back window.

(Courtesy: College Ward Police Department)

Police reported at 3:16 a.m. Friday that Epperson was wanted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Another update was issued at 4:02 a.m. Friday that Epperson was in custody.

The Killeen Police Department assisted College Station Police in locating Epperson. He was extradited back to the Brazos County Jail and then transported to the Bell County Jail.

Police said this was a homicide investigation, with Aleman and Garcia pronounced dead — one at the scene and the other at an area hospital. Epperson’s uncle was struck by gunfire inside the residence.

College Station Police K9 and other surrounding agency K9 operators also conducted an “article search” for evidence that may have been removed from this investigation.

The University Post Police Department’s Victim Services Coordinator also worked with the family to help provide resources and support.