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Deputies: Landlord-Tenant Dispute Led to Deadly Shooting

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Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:23 PM

Updated: Nov 26, 2012 3:41 PM

EDINBURG - The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said the fatal shooting in San Carlos last week was the result of a landlord-tenant dispute. It happened at the JNE Mechanic Shop, located on the 7700 block of Highway 107.

According to deputies, Francisco Salinas Nieto stabbed Duane Lopez, and Lopez then shot Salinas Nieto.

Salinas Nieto died from his injuries. Lopez was treated at a hospital and then released.

Investigators recovered the handgun and knife used. They're working to determine if the shooting was the result of self-defense.

Topics: San Carlos, dispute, fatal shooting, shooting, Francisco Salinas Nieto, Duane Lopez, JNE Mechanic Shop

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