Sheriff: Burglary suspect dies after being shot by Weslaco homeowner

A person suspected of burglary of a habitation has died after being shot by the homeowner Saturday morning, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra said on social media.

In a statement on Twitter, the sheriff identified the man who was shot and killed as 24-year-old Weslaco resident Eduardo Mendoza.

“JP Morales has ordered an autopsy. Investigation is still ongoing,” Guerra tweeted.

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