Hitchhiker arrested after carjacking

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POSTED: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 5:47pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:38am

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.  

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