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Update on Incident at 4500 Dunlavy

June 8, 2006 -- A female suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a juvenile male at 4500 Dunlavy about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday (June 6).

The female, 16, has been referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a charge of murder. She was taken into custody about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday (June 7) and provided investigators a statement acknowledging her role in the killing of Gabriel Granillo, 14, who suffered a stab wound to the chest.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. D. Newcomb and Officer A. Mares reported:

Three males, believed to be affiliated with an area gang, were at a park at 4500 Dunlavy when anywhere from 20 to 30 males and females, affiliated with another gang, surrounded them. The large group had weapons consisting of baseball bats, golf clubs, tire irons and other weapons. During the course of the fight, the victim was stabbed in the chest by one of the females. The victim collapsed and died shortly thereafter. The large group of suspects fled the scene in numerous vehicles, including a dark blue or black Mercury SUV.

Anyone with information on identities of the large group of suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/GO 6-8-06
MES/JFC 6-7-06
Inc. #088094506

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