2 Teens connected to Donna shooting charged with aggravated robbery

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DONNA – A person involved in a Donna shooting over the sale of vaping cartridges went before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

Rene Viera, Jr., 18, is charged with aggravated robbery.

According to the spokesman for Donna Police Department, Capt. Rick Suarez, the robbery happened Tuesday before 9 a.m. on the 500 block of South 25th Street.

A police sergeant performed a traffic stop on a red pickup at the 2800 block of Business 83 where five people were detained.

Upon the investigation, three of the people were released, according to Suarez. Viera and a minor remain in custody.

The minor – a 16-year-old – is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The 16-year-old appeared before a judge Tuesday and was taken to juvenile detention. Viera was given a $150,000 bond and will be transported to county jail.

The incident remains under investigation.


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