Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:43 AM
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 12:03 PM
HARGILL - The teen accused of shooting a federal agent in Hargill is out on bond. Marquez Alvarado was released on a $50,000 bond late Monday night.
The 17-year-old is facing a charge of attempted murder. Investigators said he helped his brother and father gun down a Homeland Security Investigations agent last July. The agent survived.
Alvarado was just 16 years old at the time of the shooting. He celebrated his 17th birthday while locked up in juvenile detention.
Last week, a judge certified Alvardo as an adult and sent him to county jail. He's now out on bond. We're working to find out if he'll be monitored or placed on house arrest while he waits for his trial.
If convicted, Alvarado faces up to 20 years in prison.
His brother and father are still in custody, waiting for their trials in federal court.