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Police identify suspect in fatal Harlingen shooting

1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, February 29 2024 Feb 29, 2024 February 29, 2024 2:43 PM February 29, 2024 in News - Local

Harlingen police have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of a teen at McKelvey Park.

20-year-old Cameron Carlos Molina was originally taken in for questioning as a person of interest in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jonathan Albert Trancoso.

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Harlingen police said further investigation resulted in Molina being arrested and charged with murder, along with tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana.

Bond for Molina was set at $2.5 million. 

The shooting happened on Feb. 27 at around 10:30 p.m.

Police received reports of shots fired at the Arroyo Hike and Bike Trail. Responding officers searched the area, where they found Trancoso lying on the ground with a gunshot wound; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Harlingen police at 956-216-5401 or Harlingen Crime Stoppers at 956-425-8477. 

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