Upper Valley Man Charged With Manslaughter After Deadly Shooting

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POSTED: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 5:10pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 9:02am

A man in the upper Valley is charged with manslaughter after a deadly shooting.

Police say Eliezar Sanchez Jr. shot a 17-year-old girl in the head early saturday morning.

It happened in the 68 hundred block of Azul Road in Pharr.
The girl was taken to a nearby hospital where she died a few hours later.

Lt. William Edmundson said, "The subject, he was detained at the time was for aggravated assault, but since the victim had passed later on that evening, the charge changed to manslaughter."

Sanchez was arraigned yesterday and transported to Hidalgo County Jail.

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