BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A teen is accused of fatally stabbing a man during a weekend party.
Ernesto De Los Reyes, 19, is charged with murder, according to a release from the Brownsville Police Department
Police say at 5 a.m. Sunday, authorities were called to the 3200 block of Galeno Crossing at the Bella Terra Apartments.
That’s where they say they found the stabbing victim, 20-year-old Rolando Reyna, and De Los Reyes in the apartment complex parking lot.
According to witnesses, Reyna and Reyes were confrontational throughout the night and things escalated when they went to the parking lot. They say Reyes walked back into the apartment holding a knife.
Police say they demanded Reyes come out of the apartment. Moments later they say he walked out, holding the knife in his right hand and put the knife down.
De los Reyes was arrested on an initial charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but after Reyna died at the hospital the charges were upgraded.
Reyes was arraigned on Monday on murder charges. His bond was set at $1,000,000. Police say he also had an outstanding warrant for harassment. He has a total bond of $1,003,000.