Man killed in Monte Alto shooting identified, homeowner arrested on drug charge

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A homeowner accused of fatally shooting a man who displayed a knife at him on Wednesday has been arrested on a drug charge, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Jose Lara, 33, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office responded to a residence at the 8200 block of Trimble Avenue in Monte Alto after a homeowner – identified as Lara - called 911 stating that he "shot a male after the male displayed a knife."

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When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the body of a man –  identified as 29-year-old Rodrigo Arjona - inside the home.

Lara’s bond was set at $50,000.


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