Man Accused of Killing Little Elm Officer Had History of Domestic Violence

The banging began around midnight. Rudy Garcia pounded on his girlfriend's door, then her bedroom window. The woman, who had been asleep with her 2-year-old daughter, grabbed a phone and called the police.Garcia popped the screen off the kitchen window and tried to get in as his girlfriend screamed at him to leave . He did, and the cops couldn't find him.That was the account the girlfriend gave a Denton County court in 2001 when she sought a protective order against Garcia, who has been identified by his family as the man who shot and killed a Little Elm detective during a standoff Tuesday at a house on Turtle Cove Drive.WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported that the family of Rudy Garcia says he was the suspect in the shooting. Jerry Garcia told the TV station that his brother had mental health problems. Court records chronicle a history of domestic violence and alcohol abuse.   Continue reading...

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