Driver charged in connection with crash turned fatal shooting near Alton

3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago Saturday, October 22 2022 Oct 22, 2022 October 22, 2022 2:45 PM October 22, 2022 in News - Local

A 30-year-old man is facing multiple charges in connection with a fatal shooting near Alton.

Witnesses at the scene told deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s the shooting occurred after they heard a crash and two men arguing, according to a news release.

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Yair De Jesus Perez Hernandez was charged with murder, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana on Saturday. His bond was set at $1,043,000.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office responded to south of the Mile 4 Line Friday shortly before 1 a.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.

The gunshot victim, identified as 42-year-old Sergio Cepeda, was declared deceased. 

Hernandez was detained during a traffic stop by the Alton Police Department after fleeing the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

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