Update on Incident at 1200 Bay Area Boulevard
September 28, 2005 -- Charges
have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting
of a man at 1200 Bay Area Boulevard about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday
The suspect, identified as Michael Anthony Torres
(H/m, DOB 9-18-84), is charged with murder in the 209th State
The victim has been identified as Phillip Oscar
Ovalle, 21, of 2200 Hollywood in Galveston. He suffered a gunshot
wound to the head.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L.A. Flores,
B.J. Harris and M.W. McStravick and Officers P.T. Yochum, R. Chappell
and T. J. McCorvey reported:
A witness flagged down Houston police officers
regarding a shooting that occurred at 1200 Bay Area inside of
a maroon Nissan Altima. According to witnesses inside the vehicle,
Michael Anthony Torres, who was a passenger in the rear seat of
the vehicle, for reasons unknown, placed a handgun to the back
of the head of Phillip Ovalle and pulled the trigger. HFD paramedics
responded to the scene and pronounced Ovalle dead. During the
initial investigation, officers determined that Torres and Ovalle
were both on active duty in the military.
Updated: NJM/JFC 9-28-05
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