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Authorities Identify Man Killed in Edcouch Shooting

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, January 02 2017 Jan 2, 2017 January 02, 2017 4:09 PM January 02, 2017 in News

EDCOUCH - Authorities released the identity of the man killed in Edcouch’s Sunday shooting.

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Juan Manuel Belmarez.

Authorities responded to the incident around 5 p.m. Sunday near Reyes St. and Southern Ave.

Upon arrival, authorities found a white SUV with multiple bullet holes through its windshield. The scene has since been cleared.

As per Edcouch Police Chief Eloy Cardenas’s request, the Texas Rangers are leading the investigation. A Texas Ranger was still present at the scene of the crime Monday afternoon.

DPS spokesperson Lt. Johnny Hernandez said the homicide investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.

Count on CHANNEL 5 NEWS to bring you more details as they become available. 

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