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Update on Incident at 7300 Mullins

October 13, 2005 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in the 7300 block of Mullins about 5:50 p.m. on June 23.

The suspect, identified as Alejandro Lopez (H/m, DOB 12-19-84), is charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court. He is charged in the killing of Joven Reyes, 56, of 6120 Bellaire Blvd #150. Reyes suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.J. Grysen and Officer D.R. Shorten reported:

The victim was operating an ice cream vending cart. On the top of the cart was a basket that contained snack items. According to a witness, the victim was seen speaking with someone in a small red vehicle. The vehicle sped off and the victim was found on the ground with a gunshot wound. It is believed robbery was the motive in the shooting.

A witness identified Lopez as the shooter and investigators learned Lopez was in the Harris County Jail after a recent arrest in an unrelated robbery. Investigators interviewed the suspect who confessed to robbing Reyes and shooting him in the chest.

Update JFC/RMM 10-13-05
JFC/NJM 6-24-05
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