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Update on Incident at 5401 Rampart #315

August 24, 2005 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a man fatally shot at 5401 Rampart #315 on Saturday, August 20, 2005 about 9:40 p.m. He has been identified as Alejandro Audiffred, 30, of 706 McVey in Sugarland. Charges have also been filed against a suspect in this case.

The suspect, Valentin Castaneda, (H/m, 2-14-73), has been charged with murder in the 248th State District Court and remains at-large. He is accused in the killing of Mr. Audiffred who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died at the scene. Castaneda may be driving a 1997, black Dodge Ram 1500 truck bearing Texas License plate 4YYF65.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer N.T. Ruland reported:

Alejandro Audiffred was found laying on the front porch of an apartment. Witnesses reported hearing one gunshot and came out to find the deceased victim.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Valentin Castaneda is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update NJM/RMM 8-24-05
JGA 8-21-05

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