Abilene man convicted for 2014 shooting after bar fight


ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene man was convicted Thursday for shooting two people after a bar fight in 2014.

A jury found Ezequiel Alvarez, 30, guilty of aggravated assault after two days of testimony and 90 minutes of deliberation.

"I hope this sends a message to the citizens of Taylor County to stop the violence and stop using weapons as an answer to their dispute," District Attorney Jim Hicks told KTXS.

Alvarez will be sentenced by Judge Thomas Wheeler within the next 45 days.

According to the indictment, Alvarez and three other people got into a fight with Kimberly Garcia at a sports bar on Dec. 28 and followed her to a house in the 800 block of South Jefferson Street.

When they got out of the car, Alvarez began shooting into the ground. One of the shots hit Garcia's uncle, Ernest Gonzales, in the foot.

A struggle for the gun ensued during which a second victim, Victor Gonzales, was shot in the chest. Ernest Gonzales was also shot in the abdomen.

Alvarez and the other three took off when their heard sirens.

Police stopped the car a short distance later. They also found a .380 semi-automatic handgun that had been thrown out the window of the car.