Person of interest apprehended in Starr Co. homicide

The Starr County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a person of interest in the Saturday night shooting death of a 26-year-old woman, according to an agency new release.

Deputies who initially asked the public for help in finding Ismael Mares, apprehended him at his home without incident, investigators said. He was initially described as “armed and dangerous.”

Mares, also known as “Polon,” had an outstanding state parole warrant for his arrest.

At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Starr County Deputies responded to a shooting in El Chaparral subdivision just east of Rio Grande City. When they arrived at a home in the 200 block of San Agustin Street, deputies found a woman lying on the floor of the living room, face down with a gunshot wound to her head. Her identity has not been released.

Deputies found several casings of a .22 caliber weapon and a justice of the peace ordered an autopsy.

The Texas Department of Public Safety stated on social media troopers were assisting the sheriff’s office in the investigation.