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Second victim involved in Olive Street shooting succumbs to injuries

Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 5:40 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - The second victim involved in the violent domestic altercation that erupted at a Central Laredo home last week has succumbed to his injures.

According to the Laredo Police Department, Samuel Mendez Jr, 37 was pronounced dead on Thursday night at the Laredo Medical Center.

Mendez Jr is the second victim to have died as a result of the injuries sustained during a shooting that broke out at the 200 block of Olive Street.

On Wednesday, Laredo Police arrested Gilbert Jerry Mendez, on murder and aggravated assault charges.

As per procedure, an autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner and the case will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for new amended charges.

Bellow is the previous version of the story:

After a multi-day manhunt, Laredo PD has arrested Gilbert Jerry Mendez, who was wanted for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Mendez is accused of allegedly shooting his father, Samuel Mendez Sr., 62, and injuring his brother Samuel Mendez Jr.,37, last Saturday.

Laredo PD says Gilbert Jerry Mendez was arrested Wednesday morning around 10:40 a.m., with the help of the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Mendez was found near the area of Mines Road after information was obtained through the investigation.

He was booked and transported to Webb County Jail, where he is being held on a combined $500,000 bond.

Laredo Police Department’s Press Release:

“On Wednesday, November 03, 2021, at approximately 10:40 a.m. the Laredo Police Department with the collaboration of the US Marshals Task Force was able to locate Gilbert Jerry Mendez, age 28, near the area of Mines Road after information was obtained through the investigation. After a multiday manhunt, Mendez was taken into custody without incident and served with 1 count of Murder- Felony 1 and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon- Felony 2. He was booked and transported to Webb County Jail where he is being held on a combined $500,000 bond.”

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