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Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting south of Palmview

Juan Garza // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

A bizarre shooting over drugs leaves on man dead, and one facing criminal charges.

Authorities confirm 36-year-old Elizar Rubio was shot in the back of the neck at a home located on the 600 block of Ramona Street near Palmview.

Sheriff Lupe Trevio has not released the motive for the shooting yet, but family members told Action 4 News Rubio went to the home to purchase cocaine when he was shot.

Rubio pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's did arrest Juan Garza on Sunday for felony possession of a firearm.

His bond was set at $10,000 dollars.

Garza has not been charged with murder.

An investigation into the shooting continues.

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