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Suspected murderer caught swimming across Rio Grande

Roy Rogers Soliz // Cameron County Jail Photo

A suspected murderer wanted in Travis County has been captured along the U.S./Mexico border.

U.S. Marshals Lonestar Task Force confirms Roy Rogers Soliz was captured on a warrant in Cameron County Thursday.

Sources told Action 4 News U.S. Border Patrol agents station in the Brownsville sector spotted a man swimming across the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States and quickly apprehended him.

On Thursday night, authorities confirmed the man's identity, and learned a warrant was issued for the 58-year-old Pflugerville man on homicide charges.

Soliz is accused of shooting 38-year-old Christopher Carson in Austin back in January.

Carson was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

The Travis County Sheriff's Department called the shooting a "random act of violence" and consider Soliz "dangerous."

Soliz is being detained at Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito.

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