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Road rage shooting in the Upper Valley may have started over broken mailbox

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso police continue to investigating a deadly shooting in the Upper Valley involving a road rage incident. In the meantime, ABC-7 is learning new information about what may have led up to the shooting.

As we reported, police arrested 28-year-old Jose Orozco, his brother, 21-year-old Cristian Orozco, and their father, 53-year-old Raul Orozco, for the murder of 32-year-old Marcos Fino Jr. on June 6.

Police said Raul saw Fino's car driving along Doniphan and thought the car had previously hit his mailbox. He decided to drive after Fino to take down his license plate number, but their cars crashed as they were driving on the 5900 block of Doniphan Drive.

Raul is accused of calling his sons to help him confront Fino. Jose and Cristian got into a fight with Fino. During that fight, police say Jose shot Fino. Police say he died at the hospital.

According to court documents, Raul Orozco told investigators he saw Fino's vehicle driving past his house several times that day, and believed he was the person who had crashed into his mailbox a month earlier.

The affivadit says Raul admitted to following Fino's vehicle, in order to get the license plate. He also called his son and told him where he was.

Raul told investigators that at some point while he was following Fino, Fino applied his brakes, at which time Raul hit Fino's car with his truck.

Raul said Fino got out of his vehicle and approached him, at which time, Raul's sons - Jose and Cristian had arrived at the scene, and blocked Fino's car from the front.

The affidavit says Raul told investigators he knew that his son Jose carried a firearm. He said he saw both of his sons fighting Fino and his passenger, and then heard a gunshot go off. He said at that point, he and his sons fled the scene and called police.

Fino was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

Jose Orozco is charged with Murder and is being held on $1,000,000 bond. His brother Cristian Orozco is charged with Murder and is being held on $500,000 bond. Their father Raul Orozco also faces a Murder charge and is being held on $500,000 bond.

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Leloba Seitshiro

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