Update on Incident at 5500 Bellaire
March 28, 2005 -- Charges have
been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of
a woman in the 5500 block of Bellaire Blvd. about 2:35 a.m. on
Saturday (March 26).
The suspect, Carmelo Lagunas Diaz (H/m DOB: 10-03-71),
has been charged with
murder in the 228th State District Court.
HPD Homicide Division Officers D. Vasquez and
M. Sosa reported:
The victim, Iracema Del Carmen Segovia, 23, of
5500 El Camino De Rey #3405, along with Diaz and another female
friend, was riding in a cab when an argument began between the
suspect and the victim, who were sitting in the backseat. Diaz
pulled out a handgun and shot the victim several times. After
the shooting, Diaz fled on foot and was located approximately
one mile away by HPD patrol officers. The suspect was brought
back to the scene where witnesses positively identified him. The
cab driver and the other passenger were not injured. The suspect
and victim were dating one another when this incident occurred.
Updated: MES/JFC 3-28-05
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