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HPD Seeks Public's Help in Locating Murder Suspect

February 7, 2006 -- HPD investigators are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 7700 Lyons Avenue about 2 a.m. on January 21, 2006.

The suspect, Paul Edward Lopez (H/m, DOB: 1-24-81) is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. R. Hernandez and Officers D. S. Vasquez, B. Evans and I.F. Flores Jr. reported:

Houston police officers working off-duty employment at a local sports bar heard gunfire coming from the rear of a business. Officers responded to the location and discovered the victim, Jaime Martin Burciaga Jr., 23, of 938 Henke Street with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. According to witnesses, two groups of Hispanic males got into a confrontation when Lopez fired at the victim who was inside of his vehicle. Lopez has been seen in a black Mercedes Benz and has been known to frequent the westside area of the city.

Anyone with information on the wheareabouts of Paul Edward Lopez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated: MES/NJM 2-7-06
NJM/JFC 1/21/06
Inc #011184106

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