Edinburg police arrest three suspects for deadly stabbing, shooting

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Suspects charged for murder in Edinburg (source: Edinburg Police Department)

EDINBURG, Texas — Three suspects are in custody after a shooting and stabbing incident left one man dead in Edinburg.

On Wednesday, officials responded to an incident at the 1200 block of E. Canton Road where one man later died from stab wounds.

Police arrested three suspects in connection to the crime.

Jeffrey Vargas Estemera, 24, was arrested on two counts of attempted murder. Vargas sustained gunshot wounds and was treated at a local facility. His bond is set at $500,000.

Stephen Santos, 34, was arrested following a vehicle pursuit that resulted in a minor accident. He is charged with one count of capital murder and one count of evading arrest. His total bond is set at $1,100,000.

Cornelio Mata Jr., 26, was arrested on Thursday in Pharr. He is charged with one count of capital murder. His bond is set at $1,000,000.

The name of the deceased man is not made available at this time.

Police are further investigating this incident.

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