The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mission man accused of recklessly discharging a firearm on July 15.
Jose Alfredo Nieto, 24, faces a charge of deadly conduct with a firearm stemming from allegations that he “fired a round to the ground” with a 9mm handgun, according to an HCSO report.
The shooting occurred in the direction of a woman who kicked him out of a party, the report further read, as Nieto is accused of getting “very drunk” and getting “rowdy with everyone at the party.”
Nieto was asked to leave and initially refused, but is accused of returning with a firearm and shooting toward the host before leaving.
A deputy with the sheriff’s office found the suspect’s vehicle in the 2000 block of Irving Lane in Mission, according to the report, which went on to state that Nieto told authorities he didn’t have the weapon in his possession.
Authorities then found the handgun in his oven after Nieto gave deputies consent to search the residence, the report read.
A 9mm casing was also found at the scene of the shooting.
If convicted of deadly conduct with a firearm, which is a third degree felony, Nieto faces between two and 10 years in jail and an optional fine not exceeding $10,000.