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
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
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