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Murder charges have been filed against a 25-year-old Deer Park in a shooting that took place Wednesday night.

The Deer Park man, whom Baytown jail records identified as Gabriel Rojas, is charged in the death of 28-year-old Marco Recio of Atascocita. The shooting took place about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Richard Street just off Kilgore Road.

Baytown police spokesman Lt. Steve Dorris said the preliminary investigation indicates Rojas was dropping his 2-year-old child off at the home of the child's mother.

Another man was present at the home, Dorris said, and the two men got into a fight that ended with Rojas shooting Recio with a handgun.

Officers responding to the scene found Recio on the ground suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. Baytown EMS responded to the scene and pronounced Recio dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

Dorris said Rojas fled the scene after the shooting, but a few minutes later called the police dispatcher and said he wanted to turn himself in. He then drove to the police station and surrendered to officers there.

Homicide detectives presented their findings to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office early Thursday and Murder charges were accepted on Rojas. He is currently being held in the Baytown Jail awaiting transfer to the Harris County Jail.

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