RT-C Mourns Shooting Death of Student; Suspect in Custody

Tragedy struck the Round Top-Carmine High School this week. Justin Hernandez, a sophomore at the school, died from a gunshot wound on Monday evening, May 15. A 22-year-old San Antonio man, Eduardo Hernandez, was charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting.

According to a report from Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, 911 dispatchers received a call around 8:30 p.m. on Monday reporting an accidental shooting on Albers Road in the Waldeck area north of La Grange. The caller stated that the 17-year-old male victim was not breathing.

Those who knew the deceased said he and the alleged shooter were related.


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