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Investigators arrest 24-year-old Pharr man linked to deadly shooting

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Ambrosio Guadalupe Rodriguez, 24, of Pharr is charged with capital murder. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators have arrested a 24-year-old Pharr man accused of robbing two homes — and linked to the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

Officers booked Ambrosio Guadalupe Rodriguez, 24, of Pharr at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

Rodriguez is charged with:

  1. Capital murder, a capital felony
  2. Aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony
  3. Possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony
  4. Possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor
  5. Possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor

Pharr Municipal Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Martinez set bond at $1,527,000.

Investigators believe Rodriguez robbed a home on the 500 block of West Cardinal Street on March 11 and a home on the 900 block of East Dreyer Street on March 13, according to a news release from the Pharr Police Department.

During the robbery on East Dreyer Street, a 16-year-old boy and a 48-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds, according to the news release. The 16-year-old boy died.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

Rodriguez remains at the Hidalgo County jail and couldn’t be reached for comment.

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