Two of the men charged in this case, Urrutia and his co-defendant Lorenzo Martinez, 22 of Tyler, were arrested days after the shooting in Galveston County before being transported back to Tyler and booked into the Smith County Jail.
Urrutia was also arrested on four outstanding felony warrants from Tyler PD unrelated to the shooting for aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, deadly conduct and criminal mischief.
Tyler police named a third suspect months later in August 2021, and Jason Rhodes, 22 of Tyler, was arrested for capital murder in December 2022 after engaging in a chase with law enforcement.
Urrutia was also one of several young men accused last year of brutally assaulting a friend after the victim allegedly “snitched” on them to law enforcement. While visiting a friend at the Smith County Jail, Urrutia allegedly told him about the attack at the park and said they threw him into a ditch.
The capital murder trial for Urrutia is currently set for Sept. 25, and his two co-defendants are set to next appear in court on Nov. 27.