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US man found with metal rod through his head remains in critical condition

A man remained in critical condition after being found with a metal rod through his head, and authorities said they arrested a suspect.

Authorities found Carlos Parnell Lopez, 19, slumped behind the wheel of his vehicle Saturday night. He had been impaled with a metal rod that pierced his forehead and protruded from the back of his skull, police said.

"It went all the way in his head," said Jupiter police Officer Kelly Sanders.

Patrick James Melehan, 19, was arrested Monday on charges including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and burglary, according to the Jupiter Police Department.

The case is being investigated. Authorities did not know if Melehan had an attorney.