$500,000 bond for jailed customs officer
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:04:07 GMT —
A jailed customs officer has been issued a $500,000 dollar bond after facing a judge for the alleged murder of a Mission night club owner.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Jose Elizondo for murder on Monday.
Elizondo is accused of using his department-issued gun to shoot Punto Tres Nightclub owner Fermin Limon outside the club early Monday morning.
Limon died at a local hospital where he was being treated for gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.
Elizondo appeared before a judge at the Hidalgo County Jail on Tuesday morning where he was issued a $500,000 dollar bond.
Deputies also charged Bryan Cruz with tampering with evidence in the case.
Investigators said Limon handed Cruz a gun that he allegedly pointed at Elizondo, who claims he shot first in self-defense.
The judge issued a $250,000 dollar bond for Cruz.