2 arrested in Arlington weekend slaying

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Two people were in custody Wednesday, accused in the fatal shooting a man and a woman Saturday morning at an apartment complex, police said.

The victims were shot after an earlier argument with the suspects, police said Wednesday in an email. Authorities provided no additional details on the motive.

Police identified one suspect as Anibal Hernandez, 20, of Arlington, and the other as Juan Carlos DeJesus, 24, of Irving.

Officers arrested the pair on Tuesday, but did not release booking photos because detectives were conducting additional photo lineups.

Authorities also released the names of the victims on Wednesday. Killed were Mack Torres and Aracely Charles, both 31. Police said the victims knew each other and the shooting occurred in Torres’ apartment.

Torres and Charles were found Saturday morning in what police said at the time was apparently a double-homicide.

The victims were discovered by a relative about 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a downstairs unit at Stone Canyon Apartments in the 2100 block of Madison Drive, Arlington police Lt. Christopher Cook has said. The apartment complex is near Whole Foods Market at Collins Street and Lamar Boulevard.

Charles and Torres apparently died from the gunshot wounds, police said, but the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office had not made a ruling on a cause of death as of Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were initially searching for a 2005 black Chevrolet Tahoe, which belonged to one of the victims and was believed to have been stolen. They later determined the vehicle was lent to a family member.

Hernandez was in the Arlington Jail on Wednesday facing a capital murder charge, with bail set $250,000.

DeJesus was in the same jail facing a charge of tampering with evidence, with bail set at $50,000.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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