Triple shooting suspect was on federal probation

The man arrested in connection with a shooting that left three injured in a drug deal gone wrong behind the Alamo Drafthouse was on probation for a human trafficking case, court documents show .

Cesar Javier Estrada, 32, was arrested on a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a person who was convicted of a felony that carries a jail term of over a year.

The case unfolded on October 6, when officers responded to the 800 block of Nafta Boulevard for a report of gunshots. Detectives located and recovered several spent 9mm and .40 caliber shell casings. Further investigation revealed that it was a drug deal gone wrong.

At the scene, authorities were informed that several gunshot victims had arrived at Doctors Hospital and emergency clinics. Investigators responded to Doctors Hospital and observed a red Chevrolet Malibu with numerous bullet holes in the doors, roof and windows of the vehicle.

Officers towed the Malibu to LPD headquarters, where a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted.

Investigators found two loaded firearms: a black Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun and a brown Glock 19X 9mm handgun. Police also located several spent 9mm and .40 caliber shell casings, the arrest affidavit states.

Detectives reviewed footage from the Doctors Hospital surveillance camera. Surveillance footage showed a victim and a passenger who was later identified as Estrada arriving in the Malibu at the hospital. Estrada left the Malibu where the guns were later located by police.

A criminal record check of Estrada revealed that he was a previously convicted felon. LPD contacted Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, affidavit states

Further investigation revealed that Estrada was currently on federal probation for a felony conviction of bringing and harboring migrants as well as a state felony conviction for aggravated robbery.

An ATF special interviewed a witness to the shooting. The witness observed Estrada holding the brown handgun during the shooting and inside the car, according to court documents.

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