Fort Stockton Police are still investigating the death of a man at a car wash two weeks after it happened, according to Chief Ryan Skelton.
On Saturday, April 27, investigators say a driver hit 22-year-old Mike Garza, who was standing in the parking lot of the Car-isma Car Wash. He died four days later of brain swelling and other injuries according to a Facebook post.
Chief Skelton tells CBS7 that his officers are working with the 112th District Attorney’s Office in this investigation. He still would not release the name of the driver and no one has been arrested. When asked if the suspect was related to someone in local law enforcement, he said he didn’t know and would have to look at the case file. When asked if the suspect had undergone any breathalyzer or toxicology tests immediately after the incident, he again said he didn’t know and would have to look at the file.
Skelton also said he didn’t want to release many details because he didn’t want to taint the local jury pool since so few people live in Fort Stockton.