UPDATE: Man, 20, charged with murder in connection with San Benito homicide investigation

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 21 2021 Feb 21, 2021 February 21, 2021 1:13 PM February 21, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital

Editor's note: This story has been updated. 

A man has been charged with murder in connection with a homicide investigation in San Benito. 

Jesus Alfredo Robles, 20, was charged with murder, according to the San Benito Police Department. Bond was set at $500,000. 

At approximately 1:28 a.m. Sunday, San Benito police say they were waived down by a concerned citizen on the 100 block of Virginia St. 

Police found a man, later identified as 60-year-old Adelaido Mendoza, slouched over inside a pickup truck with a single gunshot wound to his head, according to a news release. Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Witnesses identified Robles as a suspect, advising officers that he left the location on foot. 

Police found Robles hiding underneath an abandoned home nearby, according to police. 

Police also found a firearm believed to be used in the shooting and secured it as evidence. 

A motive has not yet been determined, police said. 

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