Update on Incident at 7700 Lyons
February 8, 2006 -- A suspect
has been arrested 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),
charged with murder in the 180th State District Court, turned
himself in to authorities on February 7, 2006 after a photo of
him appeared on news reports.
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.
Updated: MES/NJM 2-8-06
Updated: MES/NJM 2-7-06
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contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.