WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A second suspect charged in the murder of Donald Best, 50, on November 4 also claims it was the other suspect who fired the fatal shots.
But their stories differ on who was driving and who got out and fired the shots.
After his arrest in a traffic stop on Tuesday Alaniz said Stage messaged him about “hitting a lick” of Best and said he drove Stage to the house and dropped him off.
Alaniz said he heard gunshots and then Stage ran back to the car and they fled. He said he did not know why Stage shot Best.
Police noted that Alaniz had more specific details of the route they took that was confirmed from surveillance video recovered in the area, and they believe only the driver would have that specific information.
They also said Stage could not provide such detailed information.
Both Alaniz and Stage have previous arrests for burglaries and thefts.
The standoff ended when officers began pulling the ceiling apart and the suspect fell through to the floor.