Hidalgo deputies searching for second suspect in shooting.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 8:38am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

The Hidalgo county sheriff's department is asking for the help of viewers to find a man suspected of being involved in a shooting over the weekend at a home in Elsa.

Investigators already arrested 30 year-old Marciel Gomez Perez and according to officials, Perez and another man tried to kill a man outside his home Saturday night. Emergency crews rushed the victim to the hospital with gunshot wounds on his chest and right arm. Deputies arrested Perez on Sunday and charged him with criminal negligent homicide and are looking for Juan Alberto Contreras. Contreras is facing a criminal negligent homicide charge which carries a maximum of 20 year prison and up to a $10,000 dollar fine.

If you know where to find Contreras call the Hidalgo county CrimeStoppers line at 956.668.TIPS.

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