Police are searching for 46-year-old Victor Trevino Jr. in connection with Monday night’s shooting on the 1200 block of San Felipe Street. The black Chevrolet Malibu Trevino fled the scene in was discovered Tuesday afternoon 34 miles north of Alice on Highway 281.
According to sheriff officials, Ernesto Salinas, 49, and Trevino had an altercation when Salinas was shot in the face with a small caliber weapon which has not been recovered.
Deputies received a call at approximately 8:50 p.m. about the shooting. When they arrived they made contact with Salinas and two women at the scene.
Trevino is considered armed and dangerous, according to sheriff officials.
According to witnesses, an argument between the victim and the suspect began over a car parked at the residence.
Neighbors heard several shots fired and went out to see if everything was okay.
Neighbor Erasmo Aguilar said he was in the shower when he heard several shots. When he went outside he saw the victim on the ground.
Aguilar and other neighbors said that there had been shots fired for several days prior to the incident. They also claim that the two men had been drinking during those nights.
The victim is in critical condition. He was transported to a Corpus Christi hospital via Halo Flight.
The Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is working on the case with the Texas Rangers.
Trevino has an active arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with information about Trevino’s whereabouts is urged to call 9-1-1 or the sheriff’s department at 361-668-0341. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers hotline at 361-664-STOP (7867). If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward.