Police: Ex-con killed in shooting

Alonzo Castillo Perez was shot multiple times

Authorities in Edcouch are investigating a murder.

Alonzo Castillo Perez of La Villa was shot multiple times on the 300 block of North Highland early Thursday morning.

Edcouch police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, and Perez were in an altercation.

Perez reportedly then followed the suspect back to his home and was shot multiple times.

Investigators are not releasing the exact motive.

But, they add the suspect is cooperating with police investigators.

Police Chief Eloy Cardenas told Action 4 News Perez had just been released from prison recently for shooting two La Villa police officers.

Chief Cardenas stressed to Action 4 News this is an isolated event and his community is safe.

The Chief wants to reassure the community

The suspect is expected face an Hidalgo County Judge on Thursday on murder charges.