Third man charged in drive-by shooting death of 6-year-old girl near Mission

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Saturday, February 27 2021 Feb 27, 2021 February 27, 2021 11:58 AM February 27, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Staff

A third man was charged in connection to the drive-by shooting death of a 6-year-old girl near the city of Mission, on Sunday.

William Garcia, 30, of McAllen was charged with capital murder of a person under 10-year-old. Garcia's bond was set to $1 million.

Investigators said Garcia was one of the shooters that fired several rounds into the home, after a neighborhood dispute. 

Authorities are still searching for additional suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office at

(956) 383-8114 or the anonymous Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at (956) 668-8477.

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Previously, Marco Antonio Chairez, 42, of Alton and Daniel Guzman Flores, 43, of Mission were charged with capital murder on Thursday for their involvement in the shooting.

Bond was set at $1 million each. 

The shooting occurred Tuesday on the 2400 block of Valencia Avenue where deputies responded to the scene where they discovered a deceased 6-year-old girl, according to the arrest affidavit against the men.

"…Several vehicles drove up to the residence and opened fire, striking the 6-year-old female child," the affidavit reads.

The girl was watching TV in a bedroom when she was struck by gunfire, killing her instantly, Guerra said during a Thursday press conference.

This story has been updated throughout.

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