The investigation continues in the death of 46-year-old Cruz Garibaldi, Jr.
Officials say at the 50th District Attorney’s Office say in the morning hours of February 27, the Paducah Police Department received call reporting an injured person in the roadway on 15th Street between Willett Street and Shade Street.
The responding officer found Garibaldi, Jr. unresponsive with significant injuries to the head and face area. Law enforcement initially suspected that Garibaldi might have been the victim of a vehicle hit and run. Garibaldi was transported to Childress Regional Medical Center where he was found to be suffering from significant injuries including internal bleeding. Garibaldi was transported to Lubbock Regional Medical Center for further treatment. Medical providers determined that Garibaldi’s injuries appeared to be more consistent with an assault.
Garibaldi succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Lubbock Regional Medical Center on February 27, 2018.
The Texas Rangers Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety was contacted to conduct the investigation. It has been determined that an assault occurred in a driveway at Westview Village Apartments in Paducah, Texas after dark on February 26, 2018 and that Garibaldi was moved to the location where he was later found. David Ybarra, Jr., age 37, was arrested for Aggravated Assault Causing Bodily Injury and is being held without bond.
Two additional suspects, both residents of Paducah, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. Christopher Dominguez, Jr. age 30, has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Joe Macias, age 43, has been charged with Tampering with Evidence. Both men are being held without bond.
District Attorney Jennifer A. Habert expects to file additional criminal charges and urges anyone with information to contact the Texas Rangers.