Two men arrested in connection to a murder investigation in Mercedes

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Two men were detained Monday after a homicide in Mercedes.

At about 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Mercedes Police Department received a call about a man lying on the ground near the intersection of Dallas Street and North Heidrick Avenue, said Mercedes police Chief Dagoberto Chavez. The man appeared to have suffered some kind of injury and was bleeding.

Chavez said the wound appeared to be consistent with a stabbing, not a shooting.

When police officers arrived, they found the man dead.

Chavez said that investigators believe the man was involved in an altercation with Juan Jose Cosme and Fidencio Cosme.

Officers detained both Juan Jose Cosme and Fidencio Cosme.

Chavez said they'll be charged with murder.

The name of the man who died hasn't been released.

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