HARLINGEN — Police have identified the Brownsville man who was murdered early Wednesday morning and have arrested five other people in connection with the crime.
Byron Pineda, 32, died of a gunshot wound to the back after he was allegedly shot by a 16-year-old boy during an altercation at a party.
Five people who were at the party have been charged because they failed to report the crime right away, police said.
Charged with a Class A misdemeanor for failing to report a felony are Stephanie Lee Lopez, 31, Crystal Rae Ramos, 24, Lorraine Camero, 24, Isis Rene Rivera, 33, and Albert Alexander Hernandez, 21.
Police Sgt. David Osborne said they failed to call police or emergency services and failed to render aid to the victim.
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