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Update on Incident at 3129 Lakewood Drive

August 11, 2005 -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another at 3129 Lakewood Drive about 1 a.m. on June 27.

The suspect, Sergio Lerma (H/m, DOB 2-1-81), is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the 351st State District Court. He is charged in the killing of Oscar Leos, 24, of 2903 Briarwick Lane and the shooting of Rodrigo Martinez, 22, of the same address. Leos suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Martinez suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and an arm and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Riojas and Officers I.F. Flores, P.T. Yochum and R. Cervantes reported:

The suspect, Lerma, initially told investigators on June 27 that four Hispanic males were standing in his yard and that he believed he was going to be a victim of a home invasion. Lerma said he confronted the males with a weapon and shot at them. The males fled on foot and then got into a vehicle. Lerma said he followed them and fired several more shots. One of the males, Leos, died of his injuries a short distance away from the scene while another of the males, Martinez, was taken to the hospital.

The investigation has revealed details of the incident were otherwise, and Lerma was arrested and charged on Wednesday (Aug. 10).

Update JFC/MES 8-11-05
JGA 6-27-05

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