HCSO: Man charged after Alton shooting

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ALTON, Texas (KVEO)—A Mission man has been charged with criminal attempt murder after shooting another man over the weekend.

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Bobby Lorton Casados, 42, was arrested Sunday morning after deputies responded to a call for service in Saint Francis street in rural Alton.

Deputies found a 38 year-old man with a gunshot wound around the torso.

The victim’s brother told deputies he heard an argument on the front porch of their home.

He said he heard the victim arguing with a man, later identified as Casados, who appeared to be intoxicated.

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Bobby Lorton Casados. Credit: Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office

Casados was asking the victim for help with his truck, which had no gas and a flat tire. During their conversation, Casados shot the man, according to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office.

Casados fled the area and was located by a Sheriff’s Office K-9 in an abandoned building.

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He was given a $1 million bond by Justice of the Peace Jason Pena.

The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information to please contact their office at 956-383-8114 or you can also contact the District Attorney’s Office for additional information.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 956-668-TIPS (8477). You can also submit an anonymous tip through the Smartphone App “P3 Tips”

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