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Incident at 1800 North Main

January 9, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 1800 North Main about 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2006.

The victim has been identified as Rene Cortinas Jr., 19, address unknown.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. T. Mosqueda and Officer L. Benavidez reported:

According to a passenger in Mr. Cortinas' vehicle, they were traveling southbound in the 1800 block of North Main when someone inside a light brown or silver 1999-2000 Chevy Malibu fired several shots at the vehicle. There was a Hispanic male driver and Hispanic female passenger in the suspect's car. The passenger took Mr. Cortinas to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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

MES/JFC 1-9-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.