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Two arrested in connection with murder of Caldwell County teenagers

The victims were identified Friday as a 17- and 18-year-old.

MARTINDALE, Texas — Two teenagers were killed Monday in a shooting near Martindale, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) said.

According to CCSO, it received a 911 call at approximately 8:52 p.m. on May 10 for gunfire in the area of Northwest River Road and Scull Road near Martindale. When sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, they found two young men with gunshot wounds lying next to a vehicle. Emergency crews got to the scene at 9:05 p.m. and began treatment. 

One of the two victims was declared dead at the scene, and the other was taken to Seton Hays, where he later died. On May 14, they were identified as James Melgar, 18, and Adian Zulaica, 17.

Caldwell County sheriff's deputies conducted an investigation, where they honed in on two suspects. Those two suspects were arrested in Hays County on capital murder charges and taken to the Caldwell County Jail. 

Credit: Caldwell County
Olivia Oliva, 29, and Michael Adam Morris, 29.

The suspects were identified and arrested on May 11. They were identified as Michael Adam Morris, 29 and Olivia Oliva, 29.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said it does not believe there are any additional suspects involved in this incident at this time.

No further information was immediately available.


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