Incident at 10500 Stover
June 9, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile male at 10500
Stover about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday (June 8).
The victim is identified as Erik Garcia, 16,
of 10518 Stover. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced
dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Olivo and Officer
M. Khan reported:
The victim and his younger cousin were outside
the back yard of his home, which is along a bayou in the 10500
block of Stover. When four black males in their teens approached
them, the victim exchanged words with the oldest suspect, who
was 16 to 18 years old. The suspect accused the victim of making
a racial statement towards him. At that time, that suspect and
a second suspect pulled pistols. The older suspect fired several
shots at the victim, striking him five times. Three of the four
suspects fled on foot and the fourth suspect fled on a bicycle.
All headed south toward the 10600 block of Stover and then through
a field towards Fuqua. It's believed all four suspects live in
the area where the incident took place. The victim's cousin ran
inside the home and called for help.
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.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at