HPD: Gunman arrested after deadly shooting at Northwest mall

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HOUSTON — A man is in police custody Tuesday after shooting and killing two men Monday morning at the Northwest Mall, the Houston Police Department said.

Apolinar Aparicio-Mendez, 30, is charged with capital murder in deaths of Pedro Sanchez, 24, and Juan Sanchez, 29. Shots rang out around 4:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Club Chapa after the suspect and the two men got into an argument, officials said.

Aparicio-Mendez attempted to leave the scene but security guards saw the shooting, pursued and detained him until police arrived, officers said.

Once in police custody, Aparicio-Mendez admitted to his role in the shooting, investigators said.