BROWNSVILLE–A Brownsville man, who officers said was upset about a family member getting assaulted at a New Year’s Eve party in a Westside neighborhood, fires several gunshots into a crowd, injuring two.
Michael Ruiz, 21, was arrested on seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful carrying of a weapon, evading arrest and possession of marijuana.
Police report Ruiz fired a handgun into a crowd of people on the 300 block Granjeno Ave. shortly before 2 am on New Year’s Day. He reportedly was upset because his little brother was beaten up at the party earlier.
Two people , ages 36 and 12, were hit by the flying bullets and taken to the hospital. They were treated and released.
A judge arraigned Ruiz and set his bond at $219,000. He remains in the Cameron County Jail.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org
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