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      Alleged TCB gang member facing federal charges

      Jose Celso Astorga

      An alleged member of the Texas Chicano Brotherhood is facing federal charges.

      McAllen police arrested 20-year-old Jose Celso Astorga on July 17, for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

      Police caught him at the Movies 6 parking lot in McAllen, where officers say they smelled him smoking pot outside of the theater.

      According to police, he was carrying a loaded pistol.

      Astorga had two outstanding warrants at the time, for prior drug charges.

      He is now in custody awaiting an appearance in federal court.

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