Anthony Joseph Nino, 18, and Juan Jesus Nava Gallegos, 21. Photo courtesy of the Dallas County jail

Two people were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager at an apartment complex near Ferguson Road in East Dallas, police said.

Juan Jesus Nava Gallegos, 21, and Anthony Joseph Nino, 18, were charged with murder and booked into the Dallas County jail Friday.

They are accused of killing 17-year-old Ivan Garcia on June 18 at an apartment complex in the 7900 block of Villa Cliff Drive.

Police said Garcia and another person were followed as they drove to the apartment complex. Garcia jumped out of the vehicle, causing the other person to crash into a building. The attackers chased after the driver and shot Garcia while he tried to intervene, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Officers arrived at 1:20 a.m. and found Garcia suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Nava remained in jail Wednesday in lieu of $200,000 bond. Nino did not appear on the Dallas County jail inmate search Wednesday. He was previously being held on $500,000 bond.


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