McAllen man wanted for 2014 double homicide in custody


McAllen (Texas)– A 29-year-old McAllen man wanted for a double homicide that took place in 2014 has been arrested.

According to Lt. Joel Morales with the McAllen Police Department, Jose Eduardo Espinoza was taken into custody Wednesday after the Texas Department of Public Safety stopped him for traffic violations.

Espinoza was accused of participating in a home invasion in McAllen. The incident occurred on February 1, 2014 on the 4800 block of La Vista.

Gunfire broke out during the invasion and left 22-year old-Mission resident David Means and 32-year-old Pharr resident Arturo Javier Hinojosa dead.

Hinojosa was found injured in the house, and was taken to the hospital where he later died of injuries.

Means was dropped off at a Mission hospital.

Espinoza is currently charged with one count of evading arrest, one count of reckless driving, fail to identify fugitive/ intent to give false information, one count of murder and one count of aggravated robbery.

Espinoza remains in the Hidalgo County Jail and is being held with a $1,502,000 bond.

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