Mercedes Police: One dead after altercation

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated with the names of the individuals detained.

Mercedes Police Chief Dagoberto Chavez Jr. said authorities were called to Heidrich and Dallas streets in regards to a body found.

Chief Chavez said this is a death investigation. Two people have been detained and are looking at murder charges.

Officers detained both Juan Jose Cosme and Fidencio Cosme.

Police say the name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Dabogerto says his department had help from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office, Texas DPS and county constables.


MERCEDES, Texas (KVEO)—Mercedes Police are investigating the death of one individual after officials say an altercation occurred at a residence at the intersection of Dallas and Indiana.

According to Police Chief Dagoberto Chavez, two people believed to be involved in the incident are being questioned.

CBS4/Local 23 crews are on the scene. This is a developing story and will bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.

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