Teen Arrested in Smoke Shop Murder

POSTED: Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:04am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

A San Juan teen is behind bars facing charges in the murder and attempted murder of a smoke shop owner and his pregnant wife.

Police began their investigation on Monday when they found Ricardo Bocanegra shot to death and his wife shot in both arms. Investigators say tips led them to 19 year-old Elijah Salazar who Jennifer Bocanerga had identified in a photo lineup. Officers arrested him Friday in Elsa and they say he's blaming others for the crime.

Police are continuing to investigate the crime and ask that if you have any information about the crime please call Crime Stoppers at 956.283.TIPS.

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