Man Arrested For Shooting, Killing Cousin North Of Elsa


A Hidalgo County man is jailed on a manslaughter charge after apparently shooting his cousin at a ranch north of Elsa.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from the property late Friday night and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. 21-year-old Alex Diaz was flown to the hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

Sheriff’s officials say witnesses told deputies that Diaz’s cousin, Raul Reyes, had fired the gunshot, and Reyes was arrested at the scene. He was charged with manslaughter Sunday and jailed on a $300,000 bond.

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