Tri-City bombers arrested for weekend murder

An argument over speeding in a neighborhood leads to a brazen murder in Hidalgo County.

At 2:05am Sunday morning, the victim, Erasmo Morales, approached the suspects and warned them about reckless driving in the neighborhood said Sheriff Lupe Trevino.

According to a report, the discussion escalated into an argument.

Esteban Albiter confessed to shooting Morales multiple times with a 45 caliber handgun and striking him in the chest the Sheriff said.

Juan Briones also confessed to his role in the murder, and was later arrested.

The Sheriff told Action 4 News both Briones and Albiter are members of the Tri-City Bomber gang, but the shooting is not gang related.

Both are being held in the Hidalgo County Jail on murder charges.