Documents Detail Fatal Attempted Aggravated Robbery in Weslaco
WESLACO – Court records are revealing more information on what happened after an aggravated robbery of a home in Weslaco that resulted in one death on December 3.
According to court records, deputies responded to a call at the hospital that received Emanuel Alvarado. He showed up with gunshot wounds and later died as a result of his injuries.
His brother, Noel Alvarado, took deputies to the residence where his brother was shot. Blood and bullet holes lined up with testimony offered to investigators.
The homeowner, Johnothon Gonzalez, told deputies a group of armed men entered his home. Gonzalez said he disarmed and shot one of them, then they fled.
Before taking the dying man to the hospital, the group dropped off two men at a convenience store. Surveillance video showed Martin Torres Perez and Isidro Rubiel Juarez.
After being dropped off, Juarez called his ex-girlfriend to pick him up, according to her statement. She also told officers Torres Perez was her neighbor and she dropped him off, too. Law enforcement officers believe Juarez was the mastermind of the plan to steal drugs and money from the residence.
After Torres Perez and Juarez were dropped off, the Alvarado brothers and Juan Jesus Hernandez arrived at the hospital where Emanuel Alvarado later died.
Gonzalez, the homeowner, was charged with not reporting the incident and tampering with records. He is out on bond.
Noel Alvarado is charged with murder and received a bond reduction Monday from $1 million to $450,000. Hernandez is also facing a murder charge and a one-million dollar bond. He's asking a court for a reduction to $40,000. Martin Torres Perez is facing a murder charge and was issued a $250,000 bond.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is still looking for Isidro Rubiel Juarez who they consider armed and dangerous.
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