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Two men arraigned for fatal Pharr shooting

December 19, 2017 GMT

PHARR — Two men were arraigned Saturday for their role in a fatal Friday morning shooting that occurred in the 800 block of West Coyote Trail.

Santiago Alonso Aguirre was charged with murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jonathan Alcala, in addition to tampering/fabricating physical evidence with the intent to impair.

Aguirre is also facing a charge of organized criminal activity, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance greater than 4 grams but less than 200. The 20-year-old’s bond was set at a combined sum of $2.75 million.

Omar Perez Garcia was also charged with murder and faces additional charges of engaging in criminal activity and possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than 28 grams. The 26-year-old’s bond was set at a combined $2.5 million.

Both men remain detained at the Hidalgo County jail.

The Pharr Municipal Court did not immediately release copies of Aguirre nor Garcia’s criminal complaints.

A third suspect was arrested Friday but will not be arraigned until he is released from the hospital.