Weslaco shooting victim dies in hospital

Victim: Ernesto Ramos

An aggravated assault investigation has been upgraded to murder following the death of a Weslaco man who was recently shot in the head.

The Weslaco Police Department reported that 33-year-old Ernesto Ramos died at the Knapp Medical Center on Monday night.

Ramos was shot in the head on the 3200 block of South Westgate Drive in Weslaco back on the night of Thursday, December 30th.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the suspects were seen leaving the scene in a Blue Ford Explorer Sports Trac.

A motive in the shooting is not clear but police said Ramos has a criminal history that includes illegal drugs.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Weslaco Crime Stoppers at (956) 968-TIPS or (956) 968-8477.