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Father, son denied bond in shooting of ICE agent

Father, son denied bond in shooting of ICE agent

CREATED Jul 10, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A federal magistrate has denied bond to a father and son charged in the shooting of a federal immigration agent parked near their South Texas home.
   
During a Tuesday detention hearing for Pedro Alvarado and his 18-year-old son, Arnoldo Alvarado, the magistrate ruled the assault case was sufficiently serious to make keeping both in custody appropriate.
   
Also in custody as a suspect is the father's 16-year-old son, who's charged as a juvenile in a state district court with attempted capital murder.
   
A criminal complaint alleges the two brothers were riding in a vehicle their father was driving when they opened fire on a car in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Kelton Harrison sat July 3.
   
A fellow immigration agent testified that Harrison is expected to recover fully.

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