Harlingen police are investigating the shooting of a Brownsville man who was shot in the back during a party. It is the first murder of the year in the city.
According to a department news release, officers were called to Harlingen Medical Center at 2:07 a.m. for a man who died of a gunshot wound.
Investigators learned the shooting happened inside an apartment at the Rosemont Apartments at 1901 E. Tyler, just east of 19th Street.
According to witnesses, the 32-year-old Brownsville man began fighting with a juvenile at the party and was then shot in the back. The victim died at the apartment and was then taken to the hospital.
Police say shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon they arrested a juvenile at the Spring Creek Apartments at 1400 Morgan Blvd.
The teen is charged with murder. The victim’s name and age have not been released.