Gang leader arrested in Lopezville shooting.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 3:37pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 3:45pm

A gang member who's accused of encouraging a 16 year-old to shoot two people, last Sunday, is in jail.


Jose Garcia and his girlfriend Cynthia Ann Hernandez were arrested during a traffic stop in Harlingen. Authorities say Garcia gave the approval for a teenager to shoot two other teens near I road and Church street in Lopezville.  Both teens were seriously injured and the teen shooter was turned over to juvenile dentention officers. Garcia was arraigned on attempted capital murder and Hernandez was arraigned on hindering apprehension which is a third degree felony. Garcia remains in jail under a $500,000 dollar bond while Hernandez's bond was set at $10,000 dollars.

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