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Suspect in fatal shooting surrenders, claims innocence

Hilario Urista, 22, wanted in connection with death of Mario Martinez, 55

A San Antonio man wanted for murder turned himself into police on Monday to face the charges.

Just before 8 p.m., Hilario Urista, 22, arrived at the Bexar County Magistrates office with family members and told the deputies inside he was wanted on a felony murder warrant and he was there to turn himself in.

Family members said Urista turned himself in because he is "innocent and he wants to clear his name."

According to San Antonio police, Urista is a suspect in the murder of Mario Martinez, 55.

Martinez was shot at his home in the 4600 block of Howard Street back on Jan. 3.

Last week police arrested another suspect, Michael Solano, for the same murder.

Investigators allege Solano murdered Martinez, who was the father of his ex-girlfriend.

Police said Solano admitted to being at the scene of the crime, but told them it was Urista who fired the fatal shots. Urista was charged with murder. His bond information was immediately available.

Hilario Urista imageMicheal Anthony Solano image

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