Sierra Martin | Managing Editor
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is still searching for a suspect in connection to a murder investigation that occurred in the early morning hours of May 9, 2022. The suspect, Ismael Miguel Barrientos-Gallegos (DOB: 08/23/1972) has warrants for the offenses of Murder and Aggravated Kidnapping with additional charges pending.
On May 8, 2022, at approximately 3:50 a.m, CCSO Deputies responded to the 100 block of Forister Ranch Dr. in Dale, Texas, for a report of an aggravated assault with a firearm. Deputies arrived on the scene and located one male victim, unconscious, with a life-threatening gunshot wound.
The homicide victim was identified as 41-year-old Fabian Rocha, who succumbed to his injuries the next day.