Police try to trace murder weapon

HARLINGEN — Police said the gun used to shoot and kill Byron Pineda could not have been legally owned by the 16-year-old suspect who is charged with killing him.

The suspect is underage, making him ineligible to obtain a gun legally, police Sgt. David Osborne said.

Police are still investigating the shooting and trying to find out where the gun came from.

Pineda, 32, of Brownsville, was murdered early morning Jan. 20 at Rosemont Apartments, 1901 E. Tyler Ave., just east of 19th Street.

He died of a gunshot wound to the back after he allegedly was shot by a 16-year-old boy during an altercation at a party.

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