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Hit-and-run murder investigation ongoing in Edinburg

EDINBURG - Two suspects are in custody and being charged with murder in the 1st degree for the death of 41-year-old Edinburg resident John Young. Young, 41, was left in the intersection of 21st Avenue and Cano Street after he was struck as a pedestrian by a vehicle between the hours of 11 and 11:15 p.m on Friday, Nov. 6. Young was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Edinburg PD investigators received tips from the public of the incident. The information led to the arrest of two males: 18-year-old Jesse Solis and a 16-year-old male juvenile. (Information of the juvenile will not be released.) The juvenile is currently at the Hidalgo County Juvenile Detention Center while Solis was arraigned for murder at the Edinburg city jail. Edinburg investigators obtained video surveillance of a four-door gray or silver sedan traveling south at a high rate of speed on 21st Avenue, then coming to a stop out of the view of the camera. On the footage, investigators could see shadows and silhouettes walking on the roadway. It was later confirmed that Solis was driving a 2007 silver Buick in the area when Young’s body struck the side mirror of the vehicle. Solis left the scene in the vehicle and returned with the male juvenile on foot. When Solis and the male juvenile confronted Young, a physical altercation ensued. Young was beaten and left in the roadway. A passerby saw Young lying in the roadway unconscious after the fact and called police to the scene. Solis hid the 2007 Buick in a yard under tree branches where it was later found and seized by Edinburg PD investigators. Blood was also found on the exterior of the vehicle. Autopsy reports are still pending, however, preliminary investigation shows that Young was bleeding from the back of his head and face. It is believed the suspects did not know the victim previous to this evening. No further information will be released at this time, as this investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Edinburg Police Department at 956-289-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 956-383-TIPS (8477). Press release courtesy of Edinburg PD. ...

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