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Brownsville man flees to Mexico after fatally shooting stepson, police say

5 months 2 days 54 minutes ago Thursday, September 21 2023 Sep 21, 2023 September 21, 2023 8:33 PM September 21, 2023 in News - Local

The Brownsville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a man accused of fatally shooting his stepson and fleeing to Mexico.

Juan Rodriguez Valencia, 74, shot his stepson after a dispute over money, according to a news release.

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Police responded to the 1900 block of East Tyler Street where they found 51-year-old Alfredo Zapata with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. Zapata was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Zapata’s mother told police Valencia shot his stepson after a dispute with money and presumably fled to Mexico, the release added.

Security camera footage captured Valencia crossing the international bridge into Matamoros.

Anyone with any information on Valencia’s location is urged to contact Brownsville Crime stoppers at 956-546-8477.

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