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Oklahoma City police searching for man accused of murder after man is found dead in driveway

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a man who they believe is responsible for the death of a man who was found lying in a driveway.

Around 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 15, police were called to the 1200 block of N.W. 1st St. on a “trouble unknown” call.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased man lying in a driveway.

Police say the victim, later identified as Israel Garcia, had obvious signs of trauma.

John Rodriguez, 50, told police that he and Garcia had been working to restore the home the day before.

According to court documents, Rodriguez said that when he woke up that night, he found Garcia lying in the street.

Rodriguez said he didn’t know what happened to Garcia and denied having any involvement in his death.

However, investigators later determined Rodriguez was responsible for Garcia’s death after blood from Rodriguez’s shirt tested positive as the victim’s.

An arrest warrant was issued for Rodriguez’s arrest on Dec. 5, 2016.

He is wanted for first-degree murder.

If you know of his whereabouts, please contact police.