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Suspect accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old following argument over drugs, Garland police say

The deadly shooting occurred Thursday morning near a convenience store in Garland, according to authorities.
Credit: Garland police
Juan Daniel Yepez, 25

Updated at 3:13 p.m. with the names of the suspect and victim. 

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday morning in Garland after getting into an argument over drugs, officials say.

Around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Garland police responded to a shooting near a convenience store at Saturn and Kingsley roads.

Police say when officers arrived they located Noah Christopher Hansen, 20, suffering from a gunshot wound in a vehicle near a store. 

Detectives say Hansen was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

According to officials, Hansen, the suspect, and two females were all inside the same vehicle at one point.

The suspect has been identified by police as 25-year-old Juan Daniel Yepez.

During the investigation, authorities say they learned that an argument over drugs led to the Yepez shooting Hansen. 

Shortly after the shooting, detectives located Yepez and a rifle near the 3000 block of Lamesa Drive.

Officials say while Yepez was being arrested he became combative, and tried taking an officer’s gun.

He was booked into the Garland Detention Center on a murder charge and attempting to take a weapon from a police officer, according to authorities. 

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