Garland police say two men have been arrested and charged in the road-rage related slaying of a 20-year-old man driving a pickup truck near the Dallas and Garland border last month.

Edgar Salazar Casteneda, 24, and Roberto Rosas-Gonzalez, 36, have each been charged with murder as well as possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

On Dec. 29 at 1:30 a.m., Dallas police were called to a Taco Bell at the intersection of Jupiter and Garland Roads. There was a white pickup truck parked the next to the restaurant; the driver's side window was shot out and two men were inside.

One, Miguel Moncada, died at Doctors Hospital. The other victim was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital and was in stable condition. He cooperated with police in the investigation.

Police soon learned the two weren't shot in the parking lot. The shooting actually happened in Garland, closer to Jupiter Road and LBJ Freeway, about two miles from where the truck was found. Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said Thursday that investigators found evidence a mile north of that at Miller Road, where the road rage incident may have originated.

"We found some debris from our victim's vehicle in the roadway, somewhere probably from Miller Road to LBJ and Jupiter Road going south, and that's the best we know," Harn said.

Investigators had few leads to go on initially nobody saw the shooter or where the shots came from. Garland police asked the public for help and a tip led officers to a residence in the 9600 block of Rolling Rock Lane in North Dallas, roughly 2.5 miles from the Taco Bell where the victims were found.

When Casteneda and Rosas-Gonzalez were arrested, police seized between four and 200 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine each. In addition to murder, they were charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute. They're also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the second victim.

Both are in custody at the Dallas County Jail with $400,000 bond and have immigraiton holds on them.

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