Edinburg shooting suspect arraigned at his hospital bed

      Jose Vega // Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Photo

      A man accused of shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend has been charged at his hospital bed.

      Jose Vega is accused of shooting Juan Rivera and beating his ex-wife with a gun last week.

      Vega fled the scene and went to his home in Pharr where he allegedly turned the gun on himself.

      Rivera remains on life support in a local hospital where doctors have given him a 50% chance of survival.

      Vega also remains hospitalized but is listed in stable condition.

      Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras arraigned the 53-year-old shooting suspect at his hospital bed on Wednesday.

      Judge Contreras issued a $500,000 bond.

      Vega is under 24-hour guard and will be transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail upon his release from the hospital.