Weslaco man charged in strip club murder

Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators arrested a man in connection with a murder at LipZtick strip club near Donna.

Miguel Uvalle, 41, of Weslaco was charged with murder, a first-degree felony, Wednesday afternoon.

Uvalle is accused in the shooting death of Angel Sanchez on Sunday morning.

Investigators continue searching for Gabriel Hernandez, 22, the second suspect in the murder.

Early Sunday morning, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the strip club at 121 W. Sioux Rd.

The owner of LipZtick reported hearing a “loud bang” that later turned out to be gunfire, according to a criminal complaint.

Witnesses told investigators that Sanchez was walking out of a restroom when he was “ambushed by a gunman,” according to information provided by the sheriff’s office.

Investigators believe the motive stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Uvalle and Sanchez.

“Prior to the murder, the two had been involved in a separate altercation that escalated from an argument,” the sheriff’s office news release stated.

U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force and sheriff’s investigators arrested Uvalle near Donna.

A judge set his bond at $1 million. He remains at the Hidalgo County jail and could face life in prison if convicted of murder.

This report was updated to correct the name of the individual who was shot while walking out of the club’s restroom.