Harlingen police arrest two in connection to deadly shooting, victim identified

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(Source: Harlingen Police Department)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new information.

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Harlingen Police Department has arrested two individuals in connection to the shooting that left one dead and two injured Wednesday night.

The department arrested Phillip Michael Martinez, 19, and Deann Ruiz, 18.

Wednesday night, officers responded to an apartment complex after receiving multiple calls reporting gunshots.

At the scene, one man was pronounced dead. Two others are in the hospital seeking treatment, according to police.

Police located Martinez driving his car at the McDonalds on Sunshine Strip in Harlingen.

Martinez is being charged with murder and three counts of aggravated assault / deadly weapon.

During the investigation, officials linked Ruiz to the case.

Ruiz is being charged with tampering with evidence.

Authorities also identified the victim as Christopher Angel Perales, 17, a resident of Harlingen.

No updates have been released on the two individuals that were reported to be in the hospital.

Anyone with information can contact the Harlingen Police Department at (956) 216-5401 or the Harlingen Area Crime Stoppers at 956-425-8477.

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