Hitchhiker arrested after carjacking
POSTED: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:38am
RIO GRANDE CITY, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — A hitchhiker is behind bars after he carjacked the people who picked him up.
Jesse Gonzalez from San Ysidro is facing aggravated robbery charges after he pulled a gun on the passengers. It happened on the northside of Rio Grande City on Sunday.
Investigators said Gonzalez shot himself in the leg during a struggle for the gun with a passenger. The passengers got out safely, and Gonzalez was arrested after a traffic violation a few hours later.