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Incident at 2100 Tannehill Drive

August 16, 2005 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man at 2100 Tannehill Drive about 12:45 a.m. today (Aug. 16).

The suspect, Abraham Ortega (H/m, 6-4-84), has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the 179th State District Court. The identity of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin and an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L. A. Flores and Officer P. Yochum reported:

The victim and Ortega got into a physical altercation. At some point during the altercation, Ortega produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times in the torso, neck and facial area. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. Ortega fled the scene in the victim's vehicle and was apprehended a short time later after a brief chase in that vehicle.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

NJM/MES 8/16/05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.