Update on Incident at 4700 Cherbourg
January 9, 2006 -- The Harris
County Medical Examiner's office has identified the victim in
a fatal shooting murder that occurred at 4700 Cherbourg on Saturday,
January 7, 2006 about 1:20 a.m. as 14-year-old Xochilt Diaz of
5333 Wellington, Austin, Texas.
Two suspects arrested in this incident, Gilbert
Rodriguez IV (H/m, DOB 6/26/82), of 2310 Welk and Julio Armando
Falcon, (H/m, DOB 4/1/85), of 2200 Theta have both been charged
with capital murder in the 183rd State District Court.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.W. McStravick
and Officer I.F. Flores reported that Ms. Diaz was at the residence
of Rodriguez when she became involved in an argument with for
boyfriend, Julio Falcon, Rodriguez and his wife. The suspects
forced Ms. Diaz into the trunk of Rodriguez's vehicle and then
drove away. Diaz managed to escape from the trunk at 5300 Bataan;
however, she was recaptured and forced back into the trunk. The
suspects drove to 4700 Cherbourg where Julio Falcon shot Diaz
in the head and dumped her body in the roadway. HPD patrol officers
later arrested the suspects.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.