A South Texas judge says he'll decide next week whether a 17-year-old boy charged with attempted murder will stand trial as a juvenile or an adult.
The boy, whose name is withheld because he is a juvenile, was age 16 on July 3 when authorities say he shot at a fleeing vehicle driven by a federal agent.
Special Agent Kelton Harrison of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was conducting surveillance near the boy's home in Hargill when, according to prosecutors, a pickup driven by the boy's father, Pedro Alvarado, approached.
Gunfire erupted from the truck as Harrison was chased at speeds of 100 mph and wounded once in the back.
Authorities say the boy and his 18-year-old brother admitted to firing as their father drove.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.