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Authorities find evidence in San Felipe Street Murder case

Posted at 10:50 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 23:52:04-05

ALICE, Texas — Earlier this month we told you how an Alice man was shot in the head and he later died from his injuries.

However, Jim Wells sheriff says an important piece of evidence was missing and that was the murder weapon

Staff with the Jim Wells Sheriff's Office are calling this incident their first homicide of 2020.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens helped in the search for the murder weapon.

K-9's with parks and wildlife found the gun nearby the murder scene at the 1200 hundred block of San Felipe Street.

Police say 46-year old victor Trevino turned himself in to authorities for shooting 49-year old Ernesto Salinas who was HALO flighted to a hospital in Corpus Christi and died from his injuries.

Jim Wells Sheriff's say Trevino threw the gun and took off and authorities say they will keep moving forward in this investigation.

“We're very fortunate to have that information we will continue with all the evidence that we have and send it in for the analysis and then get prepared for the district attorney,” says Sheriff Daniel Bueno.

Trevino is in the Jim Wells County Jail, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder.

His bond is set for $400,000

Sheriff Bueno also says they are still conducting interviews and still trying to figure out the moments that lead to the shooting.

Authorities add this is still an ongoing investigation.