Update on Incident at 500 West Mount Houston
July 13, 2006 -- Houston police
have arrested a suspect who shot and killed a man at 500 West
Mount Houston about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2006. The
suspect, Jorge Alberto Silva (Hm/ DOB 12-13-88) was arrested on
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 and is charged with manslaughter in the
183rd State District Court.
The victim, Bertin Gonzalez Jr., 17, of 11500
Green Plaza #709 suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was
transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died on June
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer T. Huynh
reported that the original statement given to investigators was
that Gonzalez was driving westbound in the 500 block of West Mount
Houston when he pulled a handgun out of the glove compartment
and shot himself while playing with it. Investigators later learned
that Silva was playing with the gun in the back seat of the vehicle
and pulled the trigger, discharging the weapon and striking Gonzalez
in the back of the head.
Update AW/ MES 7-13-06
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