Crime

Garland man charged with murder in shooting of Austin-area man found dead in vehicle

A Garland man shot to death an Austin-area man whose body was found in a vehicle in Garland, police said.

Fredrick Kirk, 23, was arrested Friday and charged with capital murder in the killing of 50-year-old Son Kim Nguyen, police said.

Nguyen was discovered Tuesday in a vehicle in the 300 block of East Interstate 30. Police were called there when someone reported an unconscious person.

Police believe the vehicle had been at that location since late Monday.

Kirk was arrested Friday afternoon in Garland and was being held in the Garland jail. No bail had been set, police said.

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This story was originally published October 4, 2019 8:36 PM.

Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He previously was a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.
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