SAN JUAN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office says road rage is to blame for the weekend murder of a young woman found dead in a wrecked car.
Sheriff Eddie Guerra says when San Juan Police arrived at the intersection of Veterans Road and Hall Acres around 3 a.m. Sunday they found 19-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez dead with a gunshot wound.
Guerra stated in a Monday morning news release, the motive for shooting was road rage.
“Investigators are seeking the assistance of the public who may have additional information on this road rage incident, that will help Investigators identify the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of Yocelin Rodriguez,” Guerra said.
The sheriff said witnesses told his investigators Rodriguez was leaving a party when an argument occurred with a group of men who were driving a dark-colored newer model lifted Dodge Ram truck.
“The driver of the Dodge truck pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and an unknown male subject shot into the vehicle striking the victim,” according to a news release from the department.
A GoFundMe page was created by Rodriguez’s sister, Gisela Villalobos, to help with funeral expenses.
“She was always filled with joy, love, and happiness, every person that came across her knew the type of person she was,” Villalobos said. “This was unexpected, my family and I are asking for any donations, so we can cover funeral expenses.”
The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for the fatal shooting.
Anyone with information, is asked to contact Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at (956) 383-8114 or Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip through the smartphone app “P3 TIPS.”