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    Police arrest teen in connection with Elsa Texas homicide
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    ELSA — Police have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shooting death of a man Saturday afternoon.

    The shooting happened about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 107 and Hidalgo Street, said Elsa Police Chief Mario Cavazos.

    The victim’s relatives told police the teen was making sexual advances toward the man’s daughter at the father’s home on the 200 block of West Sixth Street, Cavazos said. The father told the boy to leave, and the teen responded by brandishing a handgun.

    The victim, Rene Garcia, 43, became angry and chased off the teenager, Cavazos said. But as the boy sped away, Garcia drove after him and rammed the back of his vehicle. The father then walked toward the suspect’s vehicle with a baseball bat in hand.

    “He hit the suspect’s vehicle and got through to the driver’s-side window,” the chief said.

    Witnesses told police the teen shot Garcia, who later died at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. The teen was taken to the county’s juvenile detention center, where he will face murder charges.

    Officials declined to identify the suspect.

    The slaying is Elsa’s first new homicide case this year. Local law enforcement agencies in Hidalgo County have now investigated at least 28 new homicides so far in 2009.
    Dad should have reported this guy and let the cops deal with him.It's pretty stupid knowing the guy has a gun to chase him with a car and ram his car then get out and confront him with a bat,when you already know he has a gun.Now his daughter no longer has a dad
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    So the teen left? The father chased him, ramming the teen's car? Then the father took a bat and bashed out the windows of the teen's car?

    Granted the teen did some threatening of his own at the house and should/could be charged, but wasn't the teen defending himself later on in the 'continued' incident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    So the teen left? The father chased him, ramming the teen's car? Then the father took a bat and bashed out the windows of the teen's car?

    Granted the teen did some threatening of his own at the house and should/could be charged, but wasn't the teen defending himself later on in the 'continued' incident?

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    Yeah.. something is not adding up.....

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    Maybe the fact 16 year olds aren't allowed to have handguns,when I read the story initially I'm thinking under Texas law if the guy could legally possess a gun then It would be justifiable,but In the future,they may bring up the fact that it's legal to have a concealed handgun in the car and the teenager shot in self defense.Will have to see how this one plays out,Dad should of left his machismo at home and called the cops
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Maybe the fact 16 year olds aren't allowed to have handguns,when I read the story initially I'm thinking under Texas law if the guy could legally possess a gun then It would be justifiable,but In the future,they may bring up the fact that it's legal to have a concealed handgun in the car and the teenager shot in self defense.Will have to see how this one plays out,Dad should of left his machismo at home and called the cops
    Age should not make a difference. Definition of murder does not have any age clauses there that would apply. Self defense is self defense. Even in a case of a felon that is not allowed to own a firearm if he or she picks one up and uses it in legit self defense they're good to go.

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    Looks like Dad let his temper over-ride common sense. May God rest his soul.

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