Homicide Investigation - Report #2022-01370659
By Tim Ciesco
Posted on May 18, 2022, May 18, 2022

The Arlington Police Department has made three arrests in connection to the May 17 shooting death of 19-year-old Mareon Robertson.

After reviewing evidence in the case and speaking with witnesses, homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Toby Garcia on one count of Murder.

On Wednesday, May 18, the department received a tip that Mr. Garcia had been spotted near W. Randol Mill Road and Fielder Road, prompting a large police response. After setting up a perimeter and searching the area, officers located Mr. Garcia and two others, 17-year-old Joseph Garcia and 45-year-old James Capps, hiding in a drainage ditch. All three men were taken into custody without incident.

Detectives believe Joseph Garcia and James Capps were inside the vehicle Mr. Robertson entered just prior to the shooting on Tuesday evening, and that they and Toby Garcia intended to rob Mr. Robertson. When Mr. Robertson exited the vehicle, Toby Garcia approached him holding a gun and ultimately shot Mr. Robertson as he was attempting to get away.

Toby Garcia was booked into the Arlington City Jail on the Murder warrant and was also charged with one count of Evading. His Murder charge will be upgraded to Capital Murder upon case filing.

Joseph Garcia and James Capps were each booked into the Arlington City Jail on Capital Murder and Evading Charges.

“Getting these suspects into custody took a tremendous team effort,” said Chief of Police Al Jones. “Our Homicide, Fugitive, SWAT, Gang, Violent Crime, and Aviation Units, along with our Community Action Team and Patrol officers all worked together seamlessly on this case to identify these suspects and get them off the streets.”


On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at approximately 6:05 p.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to a motel in the 6000 block of S. Cooper Street to investigate a reported shooting.

While officers were in route, 911 dispatch received a call from a couple who indicated they picked up a 19-year-old man who’d been shot at that location and were taking him to the hospital. EMS caught up with them a short time later and transported the victim the rest of the way by ambulance. His injuries were critical and he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Based on their investigation, detectives believe just prior to the shooting, the victim got into the backseat of a car parked outside of the motel. A few minutes later, the victim exited the vehicle, at which point shots were fired and the victim was struck. The suspected shooter then got into the car and drove away from the scene.

Investigators have not ruled out the possibility the victim and the other individuals involved were engaging in high risk activity at the time.

No arrests have been made at this point. Detectives continue to follow up on promising leads in the case.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

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