HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Mont Belvieu police have identified the man hit and killed by a utility truck in Harlingen as a wanted murder suspect.
On June 24, the Harlingen Police Department worked to identify a man from a fatal auto-pedestrian crash.
Harlingen PD contacted Mont Belvieu PD late Monday and through cooperative efforts, both agencies were able to positively identify the Harlingen fatality as a homicide suspect, Osvaldo Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was wanted after shooting his wife in a domestic violence incident.
On June 23 at 6:40 a.m., Mont Belvieu PD investigated a domestic violence shooting incident that occurred on the 10200 block of Krystine Drive, in the Crown Colony Subdivision.
According to authorities, the suspect fled the scene immediately after the shooting.
The victim, Magdalena C. Rodriguez, was flown to Houston for treatment but later died due to injuries.
Osvaldo Rodriguez, the victim’s estranged husband, was identified as the main suspect.
Police issued a warrant for the 41-year-old man for Murder with a $2 million bond.
The public was warned, as he was considered armed and dangerous.
Additional assistance was provided in the search by the Beaumont Police Department, the Chambers County DA’s Office, and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office.
Mont Belvieu PD will continue to work on certain aspects of the homicide investigation and will assist Harlingen PD as needed in the auto-pedestrian crash investigation.