San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office offers update on double shooting in Shepherd

The investigation of the Aug. 11 shooting on the 13000 block of US 59 in Shepherd that left one young man dead and his brother critically injured is continuing, according to Det. Gary Sharpen, spokesperson for the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office.

The parties in the shooting have been identified and the investigation is continuing, though no charges have been filed at this time.

“New developments are expected to come out next week. We are going to send the case to the District Attorney’s Office, and they will decide on charges,” Sharpen said. “We are led to believe that this was possibly related to a drug transaction.”

The alleged shooter is identified as Miguel Silva, 18, of Shepherd. A .45-caliber handgun, believed to be the weapon used in the shooting, has been recovered and is being held as evidence by the sheriff’s office.

“Everyone has been cooperative with the investigation so far,” Sharpen said.

The funeral for Jonathan Salcido, 20, of Shepherd, was held Friday in Cleveland. His brother, Reuben Salcido, 18, is recovering from a gunshot wound and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Sharpen.

“Our hearts go out to the family and all those involved. It took only a moment for a bad decision to be made that changed their lives. This is a tragic event. We are conducting a thorough investigation as to what happened,” Sharpen said.

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