An altercation that led to gunfire on Monday is allegedly connected to organized crime. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio spoke to our Brownsville Bureau about the latest development.
“We understand there were seven to eight shots fired back and forth,” said Omar Lucio, Cameron County Sheriff.
According to reports, the gunfire was exchanged on Monday around three am at Mauro Alanis’s residence at 5702 Tapachula Drive in Brownsville. Sheriff Lucio says Alanis and Cristobal de la Cruz Cisneros were engaged in a verbal confrontation when he threatened to return.
Sheriff Lucio said that when the three suspects, Cisernos, Rudy Orlando Hinojosa and Albert Bustamente Perez returned they started to open fire.
Testimonies show Cisneros allegedly identified himself as a “Zeta” and that he knows Alanis worked for the Gulf Cartel and served as an informant for the District Attorney Armando Villalobo’s Office, which led to the violent situation.
“Cisneros, Hinojosa and Perez were found later in the vicinity in a stolen vehicle,” said Sheriff Lucio.
Sheriff Lucio says Cisneros is charged with theft of a motor vehicle that he drove out of Brownsville and Hinojosa received a charge of deadly conduct discharging of a firearm.
He also said the officers were able to recover two weapons and shell cases.
The case remains under investigation and we will keep you updated as information is released.
Jessica Solis, FOX 2 News.