Alto Bonito Teen fires at suspected home intruders with AK47

A 17-year-old in Starr County opens fire on suspected home invaders.

Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the victim told sheriff deputies four armed men came onto his property on Pete Solis Street in Alto Bonito.

The victim said that is when he rushed to grab an AK47 and a shootout began.

The victim managed to shoot one of the intruders in the leg.

According to the Sheriff, the 17-year-old will not face criminal charges because he was defending his property.

Two suspects, Martin Lopez of Rio Grande City and Cesar Soto of Mexico, were arrested around midnight.

Both are being held on a $1 million dollar bond and are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The sheriff would not comment on the motive, but did say the shooting could be gang related.

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