Rio Hondo teen charged with shooting 11-year-old with BB gun

Carlos Antonio Guerrero // Cameron County Jail Photo

A Rio Hondo teen is facing criminal charges after he allegedly used a BB gun rifle to shoot an 11-year-old boy several times in the back.

Rio Hondo police arrested 17-year-old Carlos Antonio Guerrero on an aggravated assault charge on Monday night.

Investigators told Action 4 News that that incident happened at the Rio Hondo Village apartment off South Reynolds Street.

Police said the Guerrero, the 11-year-old and other boys went fishing at the nearby Arroyo Colorado.

But Guerrero and the 11-year-old got into an argument where the young boy tried to leave.

Guerrero allegedly responded by grabbing a BB gun rifle and shooting the boy at least three times in the back.

The boy declined medical attention but police seized a blood-stained shirt as evidence.

Guerrero remained in custody at the Cameron County Jail late Tuesday morning.

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