On Tuesday, a Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted a Magnolia man on two felony charges in connection with his brother’s death.
Around 3:45 on the afternoon of December 26, 2016, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a reported shooting at a residence in the 29400 block of Aberdeen Road, in Magnolia. They arrived to find 20-year-old Oscar Salazar had been shot. Medics also responded but were unable to save Salazar, who was pronounced dead on the scene. Witnesses told deputies the shooter was Salazar’s brother, 29-year-old Nelson M. Segovia-Amaya. They said Segovia-Amaya arrived at the home and went into Salazar’s room just before they heard gunshots. He then emerged from the room, they said, and pointed a handgun at other occupants of the home before walking out of the residence and driving away.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Units, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators, and representatives of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene. A suspect description and suspect vehicle description were aired to area law enforcement. A Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper spotted Segovia-Amaya near FM 1488 and Interstate 45, and initiated a traffic stop, and then detained the suspect until investigators arrived.
Segovia-Amaya was arrested and charged with his brother’s murder. He has now been indicted on one count of first-degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, which is a second-degree felony. Segovia-Amaya has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since that date, with bond set at a total of $750,000.