Two arrested in Edinburg death investigation

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Edinburg, Texas (KVEO)—Two people have been arrested in connection to a death investigation that took place on Tuesday.

According to police, investigators received tips from the public that led to the arrest of 18-year-old Jesse Solis and a 16-year-old boy.

Jesse Solis (Credit: Edinburg Police)

In a surveillance video, investigators saw Solis driving a 2007 Silver Buick in the area. The video shows when Solis struck 41-year-old John Young with side mirror of his vehicle.

Solis then leaves the scene in the vehicle and returned with the 16-year-old boy on foot.

When Solis and the 16-year old confronted Young, a physical altercation took place. Young was beaten and left in the roadway.

A passerby saw Young lying in the roadway unconscious and called police to the scene.

Autopsy reports are still pending, however, preliminary investigation shows that Young was bleeding from the back of his head and face.

Police believes the suspects did not know Young previous to this evening.

The 16-year-old is currently at the Hidalgo County Juvenile Detention Center and Solis will be arraigned on Monday for murder at the Edinburg city jail.

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