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North Shepherd homicide

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A man has been arrested and charged with the death of a man found in a bloody motel room.

Carlos Mercado, 17, and the 35-year-old victim got into a fight that ended in Mercado beating, choking and stabbing him.

Police and deputy constables responded to a 9-1-1 call around 3:15 a.m. from the Tropical Motel in the 4800 block of N. Shepherd.

Mercado left the motel in the victim's car and was later pulled over for a traffic violation. He later admitted to his role in the death.

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