18-year-old accused of shooting man to death, leaving his body on side of road in north Harris County

Javier Gonzalez-Arzate, 18-year-old accused of killing man. (KPRC)

HARRIS COUNTY – The 18-year-old accused of shooting a man to death and then leaving his body on the side of a north Harris County road has been arrested, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Javier Gonzalez-Arzate has since been charged with capital murder. He is accused of killing 20-year-old Angel Hernandez.

On Friday, Feb. 24, Hernandez was found after construction workers spotted his 2011 Acura on fire near the intersection of Grand Ave. and Prairie Ave. in north Harris County.

Deputies said Hernandez was shot, and his body had been dragged to a tree line down from the burning vehicle.

Investigators said Hernandez met with Gonzalez-Arzate around 1 a.m.

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