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Man arrested in Kansas in connection with murder of 19-year-old in San Antonio

Thursday, police in Wichita, Kansas say they arrested 55-year-old Vernon Dixon in connection with the killing.

WICHITA, Kan. — For 70 sleepless nights, Pastor Darrell Boyce prayed that an arrest would come in the murder of his son. Boyce says his prayer was answered.

Thursday, police in Wichita, Kansas, say they arrested 55-year-old Vernon Dixon in connection with the killing. The suspect was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Jail data point out Dixon is being held with out bond till he might be returned to Texas to face formal fees. 19-year-old Avante Boyce was shot to loss of life March 31 throughout an argument at an East San Antonio condo advanced.  

When the case was featured on Crime Stoppers in April, SAPD named Dixon as their suspect. Detectives stated the sufferer and the suspect had been at a household gathering when some girls received right into a heated argument. They say the lads separated the ladies, however Boyce was shot a number of occasions as he tried to depart.

At the time, police stated Boyce tried to run for his life, however he collapsed only a few ft from the place he was shot.

Family members say the youthful Boyce was an aspiring artist with two small sons. 

“We are so appreciative of all of the hard work that law enforcement put into capturing this individual,” Darrell Boyce stated in an announcement in response to the arrest. “Our family is still hurt and grieving, but this is such a blessing. Our family is so thankful”

SAPD didn’t present another particulars of the arrest or any data on when the suspect might be extradited to Bexar County.

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