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El Paso man arrested in Rock City Bar & Grill murder

Video captured by ABC-7 outside the bar after the shooting in March

Update: Court documents reveal that police charged Minter with murder for his alleged role in driving two of his friends after the murder. His two friends are described as having shot the four victims.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso police just arrested 26-year-old Devonte Lamar Minter in connection with the alleged murder of 37-year-old Mario Daniel Avalos at Rock City Bar & Grill in March.

El Paso Police say that Minter was involved in the shooting of four people: Avalos, 28-year-old Ariel De Asha Brown, 28-year-old Rashad Dantron Allen, and 20-year-old Giuliani Martin. Avalos died of his injuries at the hospital after the shooting, while the other three victims recovered from their injuries.

EPPD's Crimes Against Persons detectives investigated the case. Police have not provided any details on what led them to obtain an arrest warrant for Minter. They worked with the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Forces to locate Minter and take him into custody. They booked him into the El Paso County Detention Center on a murder charge. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Police said in March that the shooting happened at the Rock City Bar & Grill.

ABC-7 covered the murder when it happened. You can read our initial reporting here.

Avalos' family set up a Gofundme in the wake of the murder.

Avalos' family told ABC-7 in March that he was a father, softball coach, and loving son.

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