Texas man arrested in death of 52-year-old shot and killed walking dog in Mid-City

Police say the suspect suffers from mental illness and could have been involved in other acts of predatory violence.

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A 21-year-old was arrested in Texas in connection to the death of a man who was fatally shot while walking his dog in a Mid-City neighborhood, police said.

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KABC) -- A 21-year-old was arrested in Texas in connection to the death of a man who was fatally shot while walking his dog in a Mid-City neighborhood, police said.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Cliffton Kamal Styles now faces extradition to Los Angeles.

Styles allegedly committed the murder after driving cross-country from Florida, and LAPD detectives believe the attack was unprovoked.

Marcos Sandoval, 52, was fatally shot at about 5 a.m. on March 12, 2022, near the intersection of Genesee Avenue and Saturn Street, police said.

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Styles suffers from mental illness and could have been involved in other acts of predatory violence, investigators said.

He also traveled to San Diego before returning home.

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