Authorities have arrested a man they suspect was the driver of a vehicle used in a fatal April 2016 drive-by shooting in the Post Oak subdivision.
Rickson Correa-Cherem, 18, of San Marcos, was arrested by Kyle Police and was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Natanaell Bardales, of Kyle, according to a city of Kyle press release.
Cherem is one of two men who have been charged with murder in the death of Bardales.
Jamez Gabriel Sanchez, of Kyle, was arrested and charged with murder the day of the shooting on April 2, 2016.
Sanchez, who was 16 at the time of his arrest, was originally not identified by authorities and was booked into the Hays County Juvenile Detention Facility.
He was later booked into the Hays County Jail on one count of murder on his 17th birthday in August 2016. Sanchez was released on $100,000 bond at the time.
Pedro Hernandez, Kyle Police captain, said authorities continued their investigation even after Sanchez had been arrested.
Hernandez said authorities knew from the day of the shooting Cherem was the driver of the vehicle, and that he had been cooperative with authorities.
“During the course of the investigation, we learned more information that led us to believe he had more knowledge of what occurred that day,” Hernandez said.
However, Hernandez could not provide additional details as the investigation is ongoing.