Second Update on Incident at 4025 Eldridge Parkway
August 25, 2005 -- A suspect
charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Akhil Chopra,
28, at 4025 Eldridge Parkway was arrested on Wednesday (Aug. 24).
The suspect, Howard Dale Bellamy, a.k.a."Peanut"
(b/m, 7-13-83), has been arrested and charged with capital murder
in the 228th State District Court.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Scott and Officer
C. Scales reported:
Mr. Chopra was shot and killed during a robbery
in the Joseph A. Fiorenza Park on August 11, 2005 while meditating
or praying on his lunch break, which was his usual routine. There
were no witnesses to the murder and the suspect was unknown until
officers learned that Chopra's credit cards were being used to
purchase gasoline after his murder. The arrest of the theft suspects
enabled officers to identify Bellamy as the person who robbed
and murdered Mr. Chopra.
2nd UPDATE MES/NJM 8-25-05
UPDATE NJM/JFC 8-19-05
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