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Argument At Texas Convenience Store Ends With Homicide, Police Say

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Source: MEGA; Austin police

Aug. 14 2022, Published 4:20 p.m. ET

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An argument ended when one person was shot to death at a convenience store and another was charged with murder, police said.

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This month, police in Austin, Texas, announced the arrest of Jose Ehuric Hernandez, 29. He was charged in connection to the death of Juan Pablo Morales-Rivera.

Around 2 p.m. on Aug. 5, police responded to a shooting at a convenience store and found Morales-Rivera unresponsive with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died, authorities stated.

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Police said there was an argument between the two men that turned into a fight. It was then, Hernandez shot the victim.

Hernandez fled in Morales-Rivera’s vehicle, which was later found abandoned.

Authorities then responded to a reported carjacking and the suspect matched Hernandez, police said. Minutes later, police found the stolen vehicle and Hernandez was inside the vehicle.

Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder.


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