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Incident at 1900 Hardy

June 9, 2006 -- A man found severely beaten at 1900 Hardy about 6 a.m. on April 19 has died from his injuries.

The victim, identified as Santos Guien, 83, of 1602 Noble died Thursday (June 8). He was being cared for at his residence by health care workers. The Harris County Medical Examiner's office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H.R. Hernandez and Officer D.S. Vasquez reported:

On April 19, the victim was walking and collecting cans around the neighborhood near 1900 Hardy when four Hispanic males and one Hispanic female confronted him. The suspects, who were inside a gray pickup truck, then assaulted the victim, who fell to the ground and struck his head on the pavement. After the assault, the victim managed to walk a few blocks before collapsing. He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was comatose. The suspects fled in the pickup truck. There is no known motive for the assault.

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.

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