Suspect of shooting into the air arrested in Rio Grande City

Local News

(Source: MGN Online)

UPDATE: Authorities arrested and charged 42-year-old Jorge Perez with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 


A man is in custody after firing shots into the air at a business in Rio Grande City Wednesday.

According to a release, Rio Grande City Police was dispatched in reference to shots fired at a business on Avasolo St. around 4 p.m.

Police said the victim told investigators that he was attacked by a man with a pistol.

The victim defended himself and caused the suspect’s weapon to fall to the ground.

The release states the suspect the picked up his weapon and shot several rounds up into the air as he left the scene.

Police say one person has been detained.

The case remains under investigation.

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