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