EPPD names teen accused in deadly Eastside bar shooting

El Paso News

The El Paso Police Department on Monday identified the teenager accused in a deadly shooting outside of a popular Eastside bar over the weekend.

Moises Galvan, 19, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police investigators accused Galvan of shooting and killing Rogelio Franco, 22, and wounding David Ortega, 22, early Sunday morning.

The group of men got into an altercation inside of BarFly, near Montwood and George Dieter, according to police. The fight then carried into the parking lot with the gunfire erupting shortly after midnight, investigators said.

Police said Galvan tried to run away from the scene but was caught by El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and an El Paso County Constable who were working off-duty as security at the bar.

Galvan is also charged with possession of marijuana, under two ounces. His bond was set at $1.5 million. Police have not released Galvan’s arrest photo due to the ongoing investigation.

A spokesperson with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) confirmed Monday it has launched an investigation into whether the BarFly staff could have acted to prevent what happened. The spokesperson also said Galvan, though under the legal drinking age, was legally allowed to be inside of the establishment because he is over the age of 18.

Franco, known as “R.J.” to his friends and family, worked for UPS, according to his Facebook page. Franco graduated from Montwood High School where he played football, and also attended El Paso Community College.

Police said Ortega was being treated at Del Sol Medical Center after being shot in the chest. An update on his condition was not immediately available.

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