14-year-old shot and killed in Pharr; police search for teen suspect

The Pharr Police Department is searching for a teenager who is believed to have shot and killed another teen.

According to a news release, police responded to 520 E. Sherrye Lane at 5 p.m. Tuesday in regards to a 14-year-old boy with fatal gunshot wounds.

Police are withholding the boy’s identity at this time.

The suspect was identified as 16-year-old Jose Avalos, who remains at large. He is described as being between 5 feet, 4 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 120 to 145 pounds, and wearing a red T-shirt and red shorts.

Avalos is believed to be armed with a handgun.

Anyone with any information pertaining to the shooting is urged to call the Pharr Police Department at (956) 402-4700, or Pharr Crimestoppers at 787-TIPS or (800) 648-TIPS.

Written by Staff Report

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