Teen to stand trial as adult for ICE agent shooting

Defendant: Marquez Alvarado

An Hidalgo County Judge had ruled a teenager jailed on attempted murder charges will stand trial as an adult.

Marquez Alvardo is accused shooting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Kelton Harrison in Hargill back in July 2012.

According to reports, Alvardo was 16-years-old when he fired several shots at the federal agent striking him once.

Officials say the teen, an older brother and his father pursued and shot Harrison while he was conducting surveillance in the area

The former Economedes High School student, who is now 17-years-old, and will be transferred to the Hidalgo County jail.

Judge Jesse Contreras with the 449th State District Court issued a $50,000 dollar bond in the case.

Alvarado was allowed to spend time to speak with his mother, who declined to comment while leaving the courtroom.

Defense attorney Ricardo Flores said the case will be presented before a Hidalgo County grand jury for indictment.

If Alvarado is indicted, his case will move through a state district court.

Flores said Alvarado was a straight-A student and an athlete before his arrest.

Alvarado's brother and father also remain in custody where they are awaiting trial in McAllen's federal court.