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    Texas Army Cadet Shot to Death on Highway Sparks $25K Reward for Information

    Texas Army Cadet Shot to Death on Highway Sparks $25K Reward for Information

    investigators are offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone involved in the murder of an Army cadet on a Texas highway.

    Cadet Joseph Banales, 22, was shot last month while driving on a northbound highway in Selma, Texas. He was a senior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at the University of the Incarnate Word in Antonio, Texas, according to the Army Criminal Investigation Division.

    Banales was set to commission as a second lieutenant in December this year. His family said that he was driving home from a ball and that they suspect he was the victim of a road rage incident, according to KENS5 News.

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    “On April 15, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Banales was shot to death while driving his vehicle on IH-35 North near The Forum at Olympia Parkway, Selma, Texas,” Army CID said in a press release last week. “[The Selma Police Department] identified a vehicle of interest seen driving erratically near the crime scene. The vehicle, believed to be a Nissan 350Z or 370Z, is a dark-in-color, possibly blue, sports car, with loud aftermarket exhaust and possibly a spoiler.”

    No suspects have been identified yet, though multiple media reports quote police as saying the perpetrator shot Banales through the driver's side window.

    An online obituary apparently for Banales said that he was following his lifelong…

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