MULESHOE, TEXAS - Less than five months after the crime, a jury has convicted a Muleshoe man in that town's July 4th murder.
20-year-old Daniel Mendoza will spend eight years behind bars for his role in the shooting death. Police say the victim 19-year-old Rolando Saucedo was chased in a two block shootout before being gun downed in the 500-block of West Avenue B. Investigators told neighbors more than 20 shots had been fired in that chase. Several of those went in the direction of a next door neighbor's house where children were sleeping inside.