On Monday night, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound dead in the trunk of a car.
By Wednesday morning, investigators had arrested 20-year-old Gerardo Gonzalez in Brownsville and charged him with murder for the shooting death of Salvador Sanchez.
The Sheriff’s Office discovered Sanchez’s body after responding to a report of gunshots at 10:21 p.m. in the 12000 block of Avenida Dulce in Edinburg.
“Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies located blood stains on a vehicle parked on the roadway,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
After further investigators, deputies found Sanchez in the car’s trunk with a gunshot wound.
Authorities did not disclose where Sanchez was shot.
“Through the course of the investigation, Gerardo Gonzalez was identified as the suspect who shot Sanchez during an altercation Monday night,” the news release states.
The news release doesn’t describe the nature of the altercation.
Gonzalez appeared before Justice of the Peace Jason Peña on Wednesday afternoon and received a $2 million bond.
“This is an ongoing investigation and investigators are searching for any additional information or witnesses. We urge anyone with information to please contact our office at 956-383-8114 or you can also contact the District Attorney’s Office for additional information,” the release states. “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.'”