Benito Refugio Casarez Jr.

Authorities say they arrested a man from the Houston area after a woman was shot near a downtown establishment on Thursday night.

The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. in the 200 block of South Austin Street.

“When officers arrived, they determined that a 40-year-old female victim had been transported by private vehicle to the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot injury,” Seguin Police Chief Terry Nichols said in a news release.

The woman was later taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment, Nichols said. There is no update on the woman’s condition.

Detectives arrested 29-year-old Benito Refugio Casarez Jr., of Sugar Land, without incident in connection to the shooting.

Casarez was booked into Guadalupe County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — family violence and remains jailed on a $250,000 bond.

Police declined to comment on the specifics citing it was an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 830-379-2123.

Seguin Gazette Assistant Managing Editor Dalondo Moultrie contributed to this story.

Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at

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