Alton police make fifth arrest in deadly gas station shooting

Lazaro Olivarez // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

Alton police have made their fifth arrest in connection to a deadly shooting at a busy gas station.

Investigators told Action 4 News Jorge Luis Ruvalcaba, Jr. was charged with capital murder in the November 26th death of Jose Luis Gonzalez.

The deadly shooting happened at an Aziz Quick Stop convenience store off 5 Mile Line and Conway Avenue.

Although shot in the heart, Gonzalez tried to drive and flee from his attackers but died about a mile down the road.

Police believe that 27-year-old Ruvalcaba was the lookout for the others suspects.

Ruvalcaba remains in custody at the Hidalgo County Jail under a $350,000 bond.

Alton police have already arrested four suspects in connection to the case:

Artemio Gonzalez Aguilar Jr, 18 Lazaro De La Rosa Olivarez Jr, 20 Juan Jose Rivera Covarrubias, 20 Luis Alberto Aleman Leo, 34

Investigators believe the men targed Gonzalez in order to steal marijuana and illegal immigrants from a nearby stash house where Gonzalez was allegedly a caretaker.

Police found groceries in the back of Gonzalez's truck that they believe were meant to feed immigrants at the stash house.