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Update on Incident at 3600 Woodchase

February 16, 2006 -- Houston police have arrested and charged a suspect wanted in the shooting death of Roberto Duarte Diaz in the 3600 block of Woodchase on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at around 2:30 a.m.

Thirty-nine-year old Pastor Berruete Santana (Hm/ DOB 3-4-66) surrendered to police on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 after his family contacted the HPD Homicide Division. He has been charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.

Details of the incident are as follows:

Roberto Duarte Diaz and his wife had just arrived to their apartment complex after attending a club. The wife headed to the front door while Diaz retrieved items from the car. Santana was seen running from a breezeway and approached Diaz as he stood by his car.

Santana pulled out a handgun and shot Diaz one time in the face before fleeing on foot. Diaz died at the scene. His wife was not harmed. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H.R. Hernandez and Officer D.S. Vasquez are handling the investigation, which is still on going.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

Update AW/ RMM 2-16-06
AW/ JGA 2-14-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.