Man shoots nephew in the head near Alton

Crime Scene on Estela Blanca Road // File Photo

A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly shot his nephew in the head at home just northwest of Alton.

It all happened at a home off Estela Blanca Road and Mile 6 North just after 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the shooting.

Deputies told Action 4 News that the victim got into a fight with his uncle around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The argument allegedly ended with the man's uncle making threats.

Investigators said the uncle allegedly returned to the house on Friday morning to finish the job.

Paramedics rushed the victim to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Investigators arrested the uncle after he was spotted at a dollar store on La Homa Road where he allegedly struggled with deputies.

Neither the names nor the ages of the suspect or victim are being released at this time.