Sheriff's Office: Man charged with manslaughter in connection with cousin's shooting death in rural Elsa

1 year 4 months 5 days ago Sunday, April 04 2021 Apr 4, 2021 April 04, 2021 3:18 PM April 04, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital Team

A man was charged with manslaughter on Sunday in connection with the shooting death of his cousin in rural Elsa. 

At about 11 p.m. on Friday, deputies responded to a ranch located on Mile 5 1/2 West in rural Elsa regarding a 911 call indicating a man had been shot, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies identified the gunshot victim as 21-year-old Alex Diaz, who was shot in the torso. Diaz was taken to local hospital, where he later died. 

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Investigators met with Diaz's cousin, Raul Reyes, who initially stated his cousin accidentally shot himself with his gun, according to the news release. 

Investigators say they also met with witnesses who heard Diaz say he had been shot by Reyes. 

Reyes has been charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony. 

Bond was set at $300,000.

Sheriff's investigators ask anyone with information about the case to call 956-383-8114. 

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