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Incident at 600 Canino

December 11, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 600 Canino about 11:20 p.m. on Sunday (December 10).

The victim, Wilmer Figueroa, 23, of 11626 Biscayne Way, died of a gunshot wound.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant O. Belmarez and Officer T.A. Andrade reported:

The victim and witnesses drove into a city park parking lot at 600 Canino when the driver exited and went to the trunk. A suspect approached the driver at the trunk and robbed him at gunpoint as a second suspect ordered the other witness out of the car. A third suspect, a female, entered and sat in the driver's seat when the second suspect shot Figueroa and shoved him out of the vehicle.

The suspects fled the scene in the witness' vehicle which was later recovered.

The suspects are described only as two Hispanic males and two Hispanic females. They were seen in a black or dark colored 1994-1995 Ford Explorer with dark tinted windows.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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