Man faces deadly weapon charge after allegedly pointing BB gun at Elsa man

A McAllen man faces a third-degree felony charge for allegedly pointing a BB gun at another man, court records show.

Andrew Edward Tiger, of McAllen, faces the charge related to a June 11 incident in which he allegedly pointed the airsoft gun at an Elsa man at his residence.

The probable cause affidavit states on June 11, Tiger drove his sister-in-law over her ex-boyfriend’s residence to retrieve her vehicle after breaking up with the man days earlier.

The man told authorities that on that day, his ex-girlfriend arrived at his residence in the 500 block of Maricela Street in Elsa to “pick up her vehicle that she had left there after they broke up,” according to the complaint.

Read the complaint here.

The man told police that his ex-girlfriend arrived with a man, who he knows to be her brother-in-law.

“(The man) told officers that while (his ex-girlfriend) was at her car getting some of her belongings, (he) and (Tiger) had an exchange of words that escalated to (Tiger) pulling out a black in color handgun and pointed it directly at (him),” the report states.

The man told officers at that point he feared for his life.

The ex-girlfriend and Tiger subsequently left the residence, with the man’s mother, following Tiger’s vehicle in order to get the license plate number.

Shortly afterward, Edinburg police located and detained the woman and Tiger.

Officers found the black in color handgun, which was later determined to be a BB gun.

Tiger was processed and booked into Hidalgo County jail on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The 23-year-old man was issued a $5,000 surety bond and released June 13, jail records show.

If convicted of the charge, Tiger faces between two and 10 years in state prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.