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Teen charged with two counts of capital murder after ‘illicit drug transaction’ leads to shooting, Pasadena PD says



PASADENA, Texas – A teen has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two men at a Pasadena apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

Joseph Quinones, 17, has been charged with two counts of murder.

The shooting happened in the 2700 block of Pasadena Blvd. around 12:09 p.m.

Pasadena police responded to the scene and found two young men suffering from gunshot wounds. One was Life Flighted to Herman Memorial Hospital. The second was transported by ground to HCA Southeast Hospital. Both victims died as a result of their injuries.

Pasadena police said Quinones and the victims were involved in “an illicit drug transaction” when the violence erupted.

Quinones turned himself in shortly after the shooting.


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