HCSO arrests suspect connected to shooting of 18-year-old girl


(Source: Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office)

February 07 2021 06:00 pm


Authorities have arrested a suspect in the shooting investigation involving an 18-year-old victim.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Mugia Salinas, 17.

Mugia-Salinas has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officials add that robbery has now been eliminated as a possible motive.

HCSO says the investigation is ongoing. The 18-year-old girl remains in the hospital.


HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (KVEO) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is searching for two suspects of a shooting that left an 18-year-old in critical condition.

Sheriff Eddie Guerra states officials responded to a robbery call at the 4500 block of Phyliss Street located south of Iowa on Cesar Chavez on June 22.

An 18-year-old woman was shot and transported to a local hospital. The HCSO informed the victim has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition.

The HCSO is looking for two armed men in connection to the shooting.

No other details are available at this time.

This story has been updated.

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